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Tax Reform – Getting It Right!

Tax Reform – Getting It Right! Missouri state data from www.weareapartments.org on the affect of the rental industry upon Missouri. While there are a number of issues with which we are concerned in the next Congress, tax reform is at the top of the list. Our key points are: Tax reform should promote economic growth and investment […]

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Roy Blunt Campaign Support

The NAAPAC proudly presented a $5,000 check to Roy Blunt’s campaign. Pictured are Missouri Apartments Association Chairman Gary Wilson, his wife, Lisa Wilson, Carly Fiorina, Senator Roy Blunt, and Tammie Sprinkle of the St. Louis Apartment Association.    

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Assembly of Delegates Meeting November 9-12, 2016

Assembly of Delegates Meeting November 9-12, 2016 Washington, DC Lots of valuable information was presented at the NAA Committee Meetings in DC.  I went through orientation for my new position as Vice Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee.   Affordable housing will continue to be a high NAA priority and it will take both private […]

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Update on the Recent Landlord Tenant Laws for Evictions and Security Deposits – House Bill 1862

Update on the Recent Landlord Tenant Laws for Evictions and Security Deposits – House Bill 1862  The new law will become effective Aug. 28, 2016. House Bill 1862 Summary July 20, 2016 From: Steve Scott To: Columbia Apartment Association Re: House Bill 1862 House Bill 1862, passed by the 2016 General Assembly and signed into […]

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HUD Announcement Concerning Criminal Record Disparate Impact

HUD Announcement concerning Criminal Record Disparate Impact on April 4, 2016 Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions. Please click for PDF. Overview of HUD position: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36693-hud-announces-landlords-cant-ban-ex-convicts  

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Capitol Conference DC – NAA Legislative Committee Meeting Report

Capitol Conference DC – NAA Legislative Committee Meeting Report I wanted to share the information I gathered at the Capitol Conference in DC.  I attended the NAA Legislative Committee Meeting.  I am a committee member of NAA’s Affordable Housing committee and the Independent Rental Owners Committee. Legislative Report: 1.) NAA has available on its website […]

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Installation of 2016 Region 5 Vice President’s

Installation of the 2016 Region 5 Vice President’s. Pictured Left to Right Steve Lightner, NAA Chairman of the Board Marc Ross, Leah Thibault and Gary Wilson.    

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Congratulations to the Apartment Association of Kansas City!

Congratulations to Debbie and the Apartment Association of Kansas City for the most growth for an association of their size! NAA 10 In 2 Challenge Apartment Association of Kansas City Small/Mid-sized Affiliate (69,999 Units or Fewer) 7,956 Units

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Assembly of Delegates conference in San Antonio

Here are my impressions of the information and issues discussed at the Assembly of Delegates conference in San Antonio. 1.  NAA Board approved spending $25,000 to help fight the City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO).  This money is matched by the Home Builder’s and the Apartment Assn. of Chicago.  The ordinance requires that 10% […]

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Julian Castro visits Jefferson City

Pictured is Steve Lightner, Vice-President of MAA; Secretary Castro; and Gary Wilson, President of MAA and NAA Region IV representative. Julian Castro, head of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and a member of the President’s Cabinet, visited Jefferson City on Wednesday, May 27. He met with Members of the Mid-Missouri and Missouri […]

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