Each year the National Apartment Association (NAA) hosts Advocate, where NAA members gather at Capitol Hill to network, to learn issues, and to collectively take action. All GNAA members are automatically NAA members.
Every March, leadership from GNAA embark to Washington, D.C., as part of NAA Advocate, where rental housing industry professionals collectively aim to be heard by their Congresspeople regarding key federal priorities. The focus of legislative discussions centers around preventing adverse policies from taking hold.
As the leading voice for the apartment housing industry, NAA works to ensure that public policy does not impede but rather enhances the ability of apartment owners and operators to run their business and provide housing to one-third of Americans.
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NAA provides the affiliate network with ready-made issue research and policy analysis as they advise state and local policymakers. NAA is committed to making sure members understand the numerous policy initiatives affecting them and their business. NAA continously monitors legislation and regulation around the country, whether the issue is federal, state, or local. Follow along in real time on the NAA interactive, real-time policy tracking map.
Select GNAA leadership persons participate in Advocate on behalf of the association to ensure that policy concerns are being heard by representatives on the federal level. Personal meetings with representatives allow GNAA to have direct access to the people who shape policies that can impact the rental housing industry.
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If you are in housing, you are in politics. From fair housing to flood insurance, energy to the environment, the 535 members of the US Senate and House of Representatives play a huge role in shaping the policy and economic climate for the apartment housing industry.
It takes not only the collective power of the NAA, but also the work of individuals at the grassroots level to make sure we, as an industry, are at the table and not "on the menu" when important policy decisions are made.
NAAPAC is the bi-partisan political action committee that supports Congressional candidates who represent good government and understand the needs and concerns of the apartment housing industry.
NAA is prohibited from using general account funds such as membership dues or other revenue to contribute to federal elections. That means NAAPAC, by pooling the individual contributions of NAA and affiliate members, is the only vehicle through which NAA and its members may participate in the political process. NAAPAC may only accept personal contributions from members of the NAA and its affiliates.
Any funds collected are disbursed directly to the campaign of a candidate or incumbent member of Congress. This “hard money” donation is heavily regulated and monitored by the Federal Election Commission (FEC)