I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! At NAAPAC, however, there is no time for a break! Through June 30, NAAPAC has raised $416,493, so we are more than halfway towards our goal of $750,000 for 2017. This is in no small part due to the deep and wide support we enjoy from NAA members: 29 members have already made the maximum Platinum ($5,000) contribution and 25 affiliated associations have already met their Fund Our Future goal. I mentioned in my January letter that one of my goals this year is to increase participation at the higher donor levels by traveling to three different cities and meeting with prospective individuals. While my plans changed at the last minute, I am very pleased to report that an April NAAPAC lunch in Philadelphia hosted by NAA RVP and NAAPAC Trustee Gunti Weissenberger raised over $50,000! Thank you and great work, Gunti! We are looking forward to two more major donor events later this year.It has certainly not been a typical year in Washington, D.C. Nevertheless, it is as important as ever for you to participate in NAAPAC and make sure that the voice of the apartment industry is heard in Congress, as they consider potential tax reform, reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program and lawsuit reform for the Americans with Disabilities Act. All these possible laws will have a direct impact on our industry’s ability to provide quality homes for millions of Americans. If you work in the apartment industry, manage or own property, I strongly encourage you to join the NAAPAC club and donate today. Your support is critical in keeping members of Congress who understand our industry in office this year. No amount is too small!I hope you’ll join me in our efforts this year and invest in your industry.
Chris Carter, CAM
Carter-Haston Real Estate