The NAA/NMHC Joint Legislative Program: a unified voice for the apartment sector.In a unique relationship, the National Apartment Association (NAA NAA
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The NAA/NMHC Joint Legislative Program assures that apartment firms are able to engage government officials in constructive, ongoing dialogues and participate in policy decisions affecting their ability to provide housing to millions of Americans.
Additionally, the Joint Legislative Program, in concert with the 11 other national real estate organizations, is actively involved with the Congressional Real Estate Caucus caucus: see convention. (CREC CREC Capitol Region Education Council
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The Joint Legislative Program will remain in the vanguard Vanguard
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The National Apartment Association
The National Apartment Association, based in Alexandria, Va., is the leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA is a federation of 169 state and local affiliated associations representing more than 32,000 members responsible for more than 5.2 million apartment homes nationwide. It is the largest broad-based organization dedicated solely to rental housing. NAA members include apartment owners, management executives, developers, builders, investors, property managers, leasing consultants, maintenance personnel, suppliers and related business professionals throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Canada. NAA strives to provide a wealth of information through advocacy, research, technology, education and strategic partnerships. NAA provides six national designation programs; publishes UNITS magazine and other industry publications; holds an annual Education Conference and Exposition; and promotes industry professionalism. For information, call 703/518-6141, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.naahq.org.
National Multi Housing Council
Based in Washington, D.C., NMHC is a national association that advocates on behalf of the apartment industry and the nearly 15 million American households who live in an apartment community of five or more units. NMHC's members are the principal officers of the larger and more prominent apartment firms and include owners, developers, managers and financiers. The council's legislative and regulatory agenda targets housing policy issues, multifamily finance, environmental affairs, tax policy, fair housing, building codes, technology, human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. and rent control. In addition, NMHC conducts apartment-related research, encourages the exchange of strategic business information and promotes the desirability of apartment living.
Congressional Real Estate Caucus
The Congressional Real Estate Caucus (CREC) was formed in May of 1998 at the Real Estate Summit on Capitol Hill organized by the NAA/NMHC Joint Legislative Staff. Representatives Mark Foley Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida. (R-FL) and Richard Neal
Richard Edmund Neal (D-MA) serve as co-chairs. The caucus is endorsed by 12 national real estate groups representing 2 million members and companies that own, build, manage and finance real estate. CREC serves as a forum for members of Congress and real estate professionals to discuss federal policy and its impact on the nation's real estate industry.
CREC seeks to ensure implementation of federal policies that further real estate's contributions to the national, state and local economies. Real estate accounts for a quarter of every tax dollar, constitutes half the nation's domestic investment and is responsible for 12 percent of the nation's gross domestic product and an estimated 8.9 million jobs. Thus, protecting and promoting a healthy real estate sector can only serve to strengthen our nation's economy.