AANC E-Notes: 2023 2nd Quarter Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:
- A Message from the AANC President
- E-Notes Premier Sponsor Message
- A Message from the AANC Executive Director
- AANC Announcements
- State Suppliers: A Message from the SSC Chair
- AANC Conference
- Emerging Leaders: A Message from the NextGen Committee
- Legal Update
- Legislative Update
- AANC PAC
- National Apartment Association
- Affiliate Spotlight
- AANC AFFILIATES: What's Happening Around the State
- Reader Feedback
Our 2023 Education & Legislative Conference this past April was the highest attended conference to date, with slightly under 700 industry professionals present! This is a clear indication that you value our industry and want to be involved. We even had a baby on stage, well Terry Ragland’s daughter had a baby at the hospital, but we all found out about baby Emmett on stage. Congrats to Mom, Dad & Grand-Mom!
Lisa Taylor l Greystar
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We held a wonderful and successful annual AANC Education & Legislative Conference in April. We had record attendance, held our second stand-alone tradeshow, and presented on a multitude of education offerings with valuable information shared. A special thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and affiliate and AANC staff for their remarkable contributions to make our conference the best one yet!
Joshua Dick l AANC
June 28, 2023 l 10:00am l 1 CEC
Owner/Operators & Suppliers:
Join this amazing industry panel bringing expertise on proven strategies for the ever evolving hot topic of workforce development.
Additional 2023 Educational Webinars!
We are thrilled to introduce the 2023 AANC Hall of Fame inductees that were honored at our AANC Education & Legislative Conference: Recognition Lunch this past April! This group of VERY well deserving individuals have made significant contributions, accomplishments, and service to the multifamily housing industry: Maria Barker, Roy Fielding, Jesse Jenkins, Jody Longwill, Cindy Nitschke, Ellie Norton, John Riggs, and Lisa Taylor. Also, a special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Carolina Restoration Services, Loebsack & Brownlee and RestorePro Reconstruction.
For full list of AANC Hall of Fame Inductees, please go here.
AANC 20 IN THEIR TWENTIES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
On behalf of the AANC NextGen Committee, we are excited to announce the 2023 recipients of the AANC 20 in their Twenties scholarship: Sydney Brown, Alyssa Clair, Valerie Crenshaw, Casey English, Rachel Fossum, Lauren Frappier, Nick Harris, Erin Hurley, Kassidy Johnson, Michara Jones, Eliza King, Claybriell Lanier, Nicole Lankas, Cierra McCloud, Chelsea Ragland Bell, Lexi Santanella, Juan Segura-Luna, Sydney Stoker, and Jordyn Williams!!! These highly deserving emerging leaders attended the AANC Education & Legislative Conference this past April in Raleigh for only $20 each.
On behalf of the AANC DE&I Committee, we are very excited to congratulate our inaugural DE&I Scholarship Recipients: Derek Bullard (Burkley Communities) and Rachael Modlin (Lincoln Property Company)! These future change agents attended the 2023 AANC Education & Legislation Conference this past April at no cost with a lodging and food stipend.
AANC LEADERSHIP LYCEUM CLASS OF 2023
AANC could not be prouder of the Leadership Lyceum Class of 2023 graduating in April in our AANC Education & Legislative Conference: Recognition Lunch! Congrats to Katy Boone, Sydney Bryan, Julie Howe, Jennifer Ipock, Brenda Leidholdt, Stephanie Loyd, Christi Manos, Rachael Modlin, Elizabeth Anne Richardson, Paul Sidam, Sarah Smith, and Ashley Vetter. And a special thank you to the class sponsors: Duke Energy and Loebsack & Brownlee!
2023 SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING AVAILABILITY
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JOIN AN AANC COMMITTEE FOR 2023
Are you looking for different ways to get involved at the state level? AANC offers members multiple opportunities through our diverse group of committees.
Stephanie Caudill l Account Executive
Stephanie Caudill didn’t enter the multifamily housing industry expecting to become a real-life superhero, but her role at Stealth Monitoring feels a little like that sometimes! While she may not wear a cape or have her own catch phrase, she finds her work using technology to stop crime before it happens both fun and fulfilling.
This is Leah Vinansky, Account Executive at ChargePoint and Chair of the State Supplier’s Council. We want to give a big shout out and thank you to everyone who sponsored, attended, and supported the 2023 AANC Education & Legislative Conference this year!
Leah Vinansky l Charge Point
SAVE THE DATE!
The NextGen “ShanAsh” Show with Shane Raby & Ashley Vetter
Season 3, Episode 2
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New Clarity Regarding CARES Act Requirements
By: Chris Loebsack & Will Brownlee l Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC
If you are a Property Management professional, you know that few questions have been as common over the last 3 years as those regarding whether or not the 30 Day Notice to Vacate requirement in the CARES Act (codified as 15 U.S.C. § 9058(c)) is still in effect for “Covered Properties” (those with federally-backed mortgages or that participate in government-assisted housing programs like Section 8).
On May 15, the newest party to weigh in on this important question was the Colorado Supreme Court. It issued an important legal ruling where it confirmed that the CARES Act 30-day “Notice to Vacate” requirement remains in effect for all “Covered Properties.” In the Supreme Court's opinion it said that the “Notice provision [of section 4024(c) of the CARES Act] did not include an expiration date" and that the Court could not "insert an expiration date where Congress omitted one." Just as importantly, though, the Court noted that this is the FOURTH State in which this same conclusion has been reached, stating that “Courts in Washington, Oklahoma and Connecticut (the only other jurisdictions that we are aware of to consider this issue) have come to the same conclusion.”
What does all of this mean for us here in NC, though? Continue reading...
This is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. You should contact your legal counsel with your specific facts if you seek legal advice.
The North Carolina General Assembly is in the midst of this year’s legislative session, tackling one of this session’s main priorities for legislators – crafting the state budget. This year, the House began the budget process, with House lawmakers taking the first stab at what North Carolina’s 2023-2025 budget may look like.
The House passed its version of the budget bill, HB 259: 2023 Appropriations Act, back in April by a 78-38 vote. The Senate unveiled and passed its own version of the budget earlier this month by a final vote of 37-12. Now that each chamber has passed its respective budget proposal, House and Senate lawmakers will come together in a conference committee to hash out the differences before settling on a final compromise version that will be voted on by both chambers before being sent to the Governor for his consideration.
Prior to the start of this year’s legislative session, the AANC government affairs team worked to craft a legislative agenda. Based on those priorities, AANC worked with lawmakers to draft legislation focused on AANC’s top priorities, and bills were introduced in both chambers. HB 551: Landlord-Tenant and HOA Changes was filed by Representatives John Bradford (R-Mecklenburg), Jon Hardister (R-Guilford), and Kyle Hall (R-Stokes). Senators Jim Perry (R-Lenoir), Dave Craven (R- Randolph), and Tim Moffitt (R-Henderson) filed a corresponding bill in the Senate.
HB 551 was heard and voted favorably out of two committees (the House Committee on Judiciary 1 and the House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations) at the end of April. Several of AANC’s legislative agenda items are addressed in HB 551, including:
- Prohibiting counties and cities from adopting source of income ordinances or resolutions
- Clarifying that there must be a bona fide provider-patient relationship for a health service professional to provide written verification for a person with a disability-related need for the use of a service or support animal
- Clarifying that late fees for past due rent can be charged if the rent is five or more calendar days past due
- Lifting the 15% cap on attorney’s fees for summary ejectment appeals cases in which the landlord wins the appeal
HB 551 ultimately passed the House chamber by a strong bipartisan vote of 87-26. HB 551 is now in the Senate, where we anticipate it will be considered in the coming weeks.
Throughout the course of the legislative session, AANC has continued to track bills moving through the committee process that are of interest or could have a positive or negative impact on the multifamily rental housing industry, including:
- HB 252: Multijurisdictional Property – An act to establish jurisdiction for planning and development regulations for land that lies within the jurisdiction of more than one local government.
- HB 537: Workforce Housing Act – An act to address critical housing needs by decreasing regulatory burdens on certain development, enhancing financing options for first-time homebuyers and veterans, and providing additional ongoing funding to support workforce housing units in North Carolina.
- HB 332/ SB 275: Streamline Comm./Multifam. Bldg. Plan Review. – An act to expedite the approval of sealed commercial and multi-family building plans by local governments.
- SB 344/ HB 422: Unfair Real Estate Agreements Act – An act to prohibit unfair real estate service agreements for residential real estate and outlines what constitutes an unfair real estate service agreement.
- SB 374/HB 409: Regulation of Accessory Dwelling Units – An act to increase affordable housing by allowing for the construction or siting of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs.
- SB 378/HB 488: Code Council Reorg. And Var. Code Amend. – An act to reorganize the Building Code Council and create the Residential Code Council and to amend various provisions of the North Carolina State Building Code and land development regulations.
The AANC PAC continued to gain momentum during the second quarter. With over $32,000 raised in 2023, we are nearly halfway to our $75,000 goal for the 2023-2024 biennium! Thank you to those of you who contributed at this year’s conference, and a special thanks to the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association for raising over $2,600 for the PAC at their annual Diamond Awards dinner in May.
If you would like to support the AANC PAC by displaying the QR code at your next affiliate event, please contact Tracy Hankins for more information (email@example.com).
Help us get halfway to our goal before we are halfway through 2023!
Text “AANCPAC” to 50155 or click here.
The Multifamily Housing Coalition of North Carolina is an independent expenditure political committee designed to support AANC’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts through individual and corporate contributions.
Contributions do not support individual candidate campaigns like the PAC, and instead are used to expand the AANC's reach, educate legislators, and raise public awareness to the challenges facing the multifamily housing industry.
Interested in serving on the Board of Trustees? Contact Susan Passmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NAA Update from Susan Passmore
Apartmentalize is in Atlanta June 7-9, with committee/governance meetings being held beforehand on June 5 and June 6. If you have not yet registered, you will have the option to do so onsite! Official NAA transportation will be provided to and from any hotel more than .5 miles from the convention center. If you are attending, please download the event app to maximize your experience. At this meeting, Region 4 will hold an election to fill its four Regional Vice President positions and its Education Institute board seat.
NAA’s Monthly Advocacy & Legal Updates is an NAA member and affiliate exclusive web series for partners yearning to uncover industry legal news and policy changes, sometimes straight from D.C.! The call is the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30PM. If you'd like to register, please reach out to Nicole Upano at NAA.
New this year, Cultivate is an annual NAA event for senior leadership that focuses on solving industry challenges amongst peers and leaders in a retreat-style experience. The event is September 27 and 28 in Tucson, AZ. Registration is limited so check it out today!
NAA PAC is well on its way to meeting its $1.2M goal for this year. The following Region 4 affiliates have met or exceeded their fair share for 2023: Apartment Association of Greater Columbia, Athens Apartment Association, Atlanta Apartment Association, Louisville Apartment Association, Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, Upper State Apartment Association.
If I can ever be of assistance to you or your association, feel free to reach out.
Susan Passmore l Blue Ridge Companies
NAA Region IV Vice President
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Apartment Association of Western North Carolina (AAWNC)
AAWNC has continued their monthly social events in 2023 and sees more and more members each month. Most recently on May 11, the monthly social was a Yappy Hour where we got to network with colleagues and enjoy time with our furry friends. Each month works around a theme, coming up later this year is a coffee social with free headshots and a social with self-defense training. Learn more here.
Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association (GFAA)
New in 2023, GFAA has started offering some of their education in a hybrid format, and has seen success! This format allows both those who are able to attend in person and those who aren't able to attend in person to receive the same great education.
Triangle Apartment Association (TAA)
TAA is in full power mode, continuing to thrive as we enter Q2 2023. We are embracing exciting new opportunities, hosting educational seminars to encourage professional growth, and making a remarkable comeback with the annual Trade Show.
Our Government Affairs team has relentlessly focused on advocacy and engagement. In March, we hosted our annual Economic Forecast, offering valuable insights into the Triangle market, including the regional economy, housing market, and multifamily housing. On the national stage, we had a strong delegation take part in NAA’s Advocate conference in DC lobbying on Capitol Hill; followed by robust participation in the AANC Education and Legislative Conference, with over 40 members engaging with our state triangle legislators to discuss HB 551/SB553. Lastly, we're excited to announce the upcoming TAA-PAC 2nd Quarter Breakfast on June 30th, featuring US Congresswoman Deborah K. Ross as our esteemed keynote speaker, representing North Carolina's 2nd District.
Our NextGen Committee — XCEL — organized and hosted Rise & Grind, a free webinar that exceeded expectations, drawing participants from all over the triangle. Attendees heard from our panelists, who discussed professional development and advancement, business etiquette, and growth in the rental industry and within the Association.
Last but certainly not least, TAA's Trade Show showcased that events within the Association are gradually returning to their pre-pandemic numbers and overall norm. The show welcomed over 1,300 attendees who were glad to reconnect and catch up on all-things work and life, bringing one big community together. TAA introduced its inaugural After Party post-show, featuring food, games, live entertainment, and a DJ host.
During the Trade Show, TAA’s Education Committee hosted its annual Battle of the Baskets fundraiser. Member companies donated 15 baskets which were raffled off, raising over $5,000 in funds to underwrite scholarships for the NAAEI credentials. To date, $60,000 worth of scholarships have been awarded to over 60 members.
Overall, the second quarter of 2023 has been marked by our continued dedication to excellence, growth, and community engagement. Through strategic initiatives, successful events and education, and impactful advocacy, we are making significant strides in advancing our industry and supporting our members.
Visit your local Apartment Association website to see what education is being offered and to register for upcoming events.
GCAA | Greater Charlotte Apartment Association
GFAA | Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association
GAPMA | Greenville Area Property Managers Association
PTAA | Piedmont Triad Apartment Association
TAA | Triangle Apartment Association
AAWNC | Apartment Association of Western North Carolina
WAA | Wilmington Apartment Association
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