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Things to watch, what to know, in your apartment operation

Letter from Sec. Carson: Removing red tape improves housing

Many federal regulations are like weeds growing in the Washington swamp. If left untended, the landscape becomes overgrown, preventing progress and innovation from taking root in our society. And just like pulling weeds in...

Apartment industry offers housing stability support for residents impacted by COVID-19

America’s renters and housing providers are facing unprecedented financial hardships due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and are struggling to meet their financial obligations. As the financial distress from the outbreak of COVID-19 continues, the...

Secretary Carson terminates 2015 AFFH Rule

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the Department will ultimately terminate the Obama Administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation issued in 2015, which proved to be...

NMHC Rent Payment Tracker finds 91.3 percent of apartment households paid rent as of...

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 91.3 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 20 in its survey of 11.1 million units of professionally...

Sponsored: How property managers can mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Many property managers are looking for ways to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the rental landscape. Beyond additional safety measures, there are a few ways you can help attract and maintain...

Multifamily developers report ongoing delays in permitting and starts due to COVID-19

More than half (57 percent) of multifamily developer respondents reported construction delays in the jurisdictions where they operate, according to the fourth edition of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) COVID-19 Construction Survey. Of those...

Granny flats, garage apartments, in-law suites gaining in popularity

According to a new Freddie Mac national study, the growth of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the United States has been dramatic, particularly in high-cost areas seeing significant population growth. Freddie Mac’s research, the first-of-its-kind on...

NMHC Rent Payment Tracker finds 87.6 percent of apartment households paid rent as of...

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 87.6 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 13 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

LEED homes awards announced

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of the annual LEED Homes Awards. The awards recognize LEED-certified residential projects that are positively impacting communities through sustainable, healthy and resilient design, as well...
rent payments

Rent payments down slightly in July

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 77.4 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 6 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

HUD awards over $40 million to fight housing discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $40.8 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to help end housing discrimination (see grant chart below for full list of recipients)....

Apartment industry statement on the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) thank members of Congress for their continued focus on supporting apartment residents and the multifamily industry as we continue to confront unprecedented...

HUD awards nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants to help over one million individuals and families access HUD-approved housing counseling to help them avoid foreclosure...

Mid-June rent payments reported strong

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 89.0 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by June 13 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

Landlords sue to end state’s eviction ban

Two landlords filed a lawsuit challenging California courts’ refusal to hear eviction proceedings. In its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency that oversees California’s courts declared that courts would not consider eviction cases...
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