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

Statement on NMHC/NAA signing letter calling for end to government shutdown

On January 18, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) joined over 200 organizations in signing on to a United States Chamber of Commerce coalition letter to President Trump...

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...

Federal government reaches historic agreement with New York city housing authority to improve health...

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced a historic agreement with the nation’s largest public housing authority to correct dangerous lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards. HUD, the...
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson makes two major announcements at the NAHB International Builders’ Show

When speaking at the 2020 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host...

Multifamily decline pushes overall housing starts down in September

Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and...

NMHC and NAA support Senate Banking Committee’s approval of Mark Calabria to be Director...

Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) on the approval by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of Mark Calabria’s nomination to be the next...
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Payroll tax holiday begins Sept. 1

At the beginning of August, President Trump issued an executive order deferring certain payroll tax obligations. This was done in response to Congress refusing to include any type of payroll tax cut in its...

HUD Secretary Carson launches new financial controls to enhance department’s fiscal strength and integrity

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced new measures to protect the financial integrity of the agency and correct lax internal processes and controls. Secretary Carson directed HUD’s...

Housing starts reach post-recession high in May as permits soften

Total housing starts rose 5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This...

Builder confidence slips two points as lumber prices soar

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The decline was due in large part to sharply...
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COVID impacts relocation plans

The COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it has caused in our lives are bound to have an impact on where people choose to live. A variety of sources have attempted to measure the impact...

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on 2018 midterm elections

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement regarding the 2018 midterm elections: "With the 2018 midterm elections behind us, NAHB...

The Wolff Company launches senior resident experience company

The Wolff Company, a Scottsdale-based developer, announced plans to launch a Senior Living Resident Experience Company. This spring, the new company, yet to be named, will assume management for all of The Wolff Company’s...

Rent Payment Tracker: rent payments flat from August

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 92.2 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by September 27 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

Latest Rent Payment Tracker finds payments slightly behind last month

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 86.9 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by August 13 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...
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