NAA Update from Susan Passmore, NAA Region IV Vice President (Sept 2021)

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NAA Update from Susan Passmore
NAA Region IV Vice President

As we move through the summer and deep into budget season, we find ourselves continuing to adjust to the pandemic’s impact on our professional and personal lives. Social media seems to be the instrument that has kept us connected over the last 18 months. It’s the source for breaking news, and sometimes heartbreaking news, about how the pandemic has changed our livelihoods and our lives. I won’t imply that we are in a tunnel, BUT there is light. We are adjusting and learning to interact again face-to-face in safe ways. Kudos to NAA, AANC, and all our North Carolina affiliates who have worked tirelessly to build networking, educational, and advocacy opportunities during these unprecedented times. We are resilient. We are strong. We will be okay.

NAA has filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking $26.6 billion in damages for rental housing providers who have suffered under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) unlawful federal eviction moratorium. This lawsuit is open to all rental housing owners operating in a state or locality under the federal moratorium who have been damaged by the CDC eviction moratorium. Housing providers in several states that had more strict eviction restrictions are ineligible. North Carolina was originally on the list of ineligible states. AANC General Counsel, Norm Praet, and Government Affairs Director, Janae Moore, worked with NAA’s legal team to ensure that North Carolina property owners were included prior to the filing of the case. Information about joining the lawsuit can be found on the NAA website behind your log-in.

Sign up for NAA 2022 committee volunteers is underway. If you are interested in serving and can commit to participate, here is the link to volunteer. The deadline to sign up is September 22nd. Our region always has a tremendous interest in committee service (because Region 4 ROCKS!). Your RVP’s will do our best in making appointments to those positions that you are most passionate about.

Registration is now open for NAA’s Assembly of Delegates scheduled for November 2-4 in Cincinnati. AOD is NAA's largest business meeting of the year. Boards and committees will meet and incoming Officers will be installed.

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Susan Passmore l Blue Ridge Companies
NAA Region IV Vice President