TAA Visits Capitol Hill | NAA Advocate Recap

Posted By: Dustin Engelken Government Affairs , TAA News & Updates ,

Earlier this month, more than 700 members of the National Apartment Association converged on Capitol Hill for the annual NAA Advocate conference. Included in that number are nearly twenty representatives of the Triangle Apartment Association and dozens of our colleagues representing affiliates from across North Carolina.

Participants started off the conference with a briefing by the Congressional Management Foundation on best practices for making the most out of visits to Congressional offices. That discussion was followed by the Issues Briefing delivered by NAA staff and focused on three policy priorities for this year’s Congressional visits: shaping infrastructure investments to better facilitate apartment construction, shoring up and protecting the National Flood Insurance Program, and making smart, common-sense reforms to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to help incentivize private sector participation.

On Wednesday, March 13, conference participants converged on Capitol Hill for a full day of Congressional Office visits. Together, NAA members and staff visited the offices of all 535 members of Congress to talk about the issues facing the multifamily housing industry including the three main policy priorities outlined above. Members of the TAA Delegation visited our three area House Representatives: Rep. George Holding, Rep. David Price, and Rep. GK Butterfield. The TAA Delegation also participated in AANC-led meetings with Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Thom Tillis.

During these visits, there were some great conversations, and hopefully, these meetings will help set a course for policy changes that will be passed in the coming months. In the meantime, it’s important to continue the conversation by engaging with your local representatives. If you would like to know more about how to do this, visit NAA’s Advocacy page. There you will find everything from issues briefings to how-to- guides on contacting your representatives, and of course, the online home of NAA-PAC.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Advocate!