We Need You: Let Congress Know Their Work Isn't Done!

Posted By: Jon Lowder Blog,

The National Apartment Association needs all of us to reach out to our members of Congress to let them know that there is more work to be done to provide relief for apartment housing providers during the COVID-19 crisis. Here's a link to their website that shows you how you can reach out to them.

If you visit their page they provide an easy-to-use form to reach your member of Congress - all you have to do is input your name and address and they take it from there.

From the NAA site page:

All of us at NAA hope you and your families are well. The COVID-19 outbreak is an enormous challenge to our communities and our nation. While Congress enacted far-reaching measures in response to the crisis, more needs to be done. Congress needs to pass additional relief measures for the rental housing industry and address a number of concerns in the recently passed CARES Act.

Contact your Member of Congress and demand Congress protect apartment communities! Congress needs to: 

  • Create an emergency rental assistance program for those who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and struggle to cover housing expenses.
  • Better tailor the CARES Act eviction moratorium provision and safeguard owners’ ability to effectively manage their communities.
  • Allow more housing providers access to mortgage forbearance and ensure fairness and flexibility in its terms. 
  • Provide financial assistance for property-level financial obligations such as property taxes or insurance payments and extend credit to multifamily mortgage servicers.
  • Expand the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program to include all multifamily businesses.

Send your message to Congress today. There are tens of thousands of rental housing owners, operators and property management firms. NAA is undertaking this effort as part of a broad coalition of rental housing providers representing the entire industry. If all of us make our voices heard, we can secure the relief that is desperately needed. For more information, visit naahq.org/phase4.