PTAA Goes to Washington
On March 6 members of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association visited Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as part of the National Apartment Association’s Lobby Day. While there, PTAA’s representatives met with Rep. Virginia Foxx, Rep. Ted Budd and Rep. Mark Walker to help advocate for NAA’s legislative priorities, which this year centered around housing affordability, including:
- Transforming the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to maximize its impact for residents and increase participation by private owners.
- Removing barriers to new housing creation through infrastructure incentives for local governments.
- Protecting existing rental housing stock through reform and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.
PTAA’s representatives were also able to join other apartment industry professionals from North Carolina for a photo opportunity with Sen. Richard Burr on the steps of the Capitol, and sit in on meetings with staff members from Sen. Tillis and Sen. Burr’s offices. Despite the frigid temperatures they had a very successful day advocating on behalf of the apartment industry.