Off the Record with Two Capitol Hill Giants
Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Former Chairmen of the House Financial Services Committee join NMHC to debate GSE reform, Dodd Frank, capital and housing markets, the state of Washington politics and to share insights on how they worked together, and often in opposition, to craft legislation.
New York Rent Control Challenge: An Update on the Lawsuit and What it Means for the Industry
Families in many cities across the country are facing a housing affordability crisis, but rent control laws do not alleviate the problem, and could make it worse. The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), Rent Stabilization Association of NYC (RSA) and individual property owners have challenged the recently-expanded New York Rent Stabilization law in court, arguing that the overly burdensome regulatory scheme violates the U.S. Constitution. CHIP’s attorneys will provide an update on the lawsuit, their strategy going forward, and explain the implications for the industry as a whole.
Bipartisanship in a Broken Washington
Partisanship has gripped Washington for decades and seems to have only worsened in recent times. Often, it can have negative impacts on the capital markets and the business community overall. NMHC has long pushed against this and is fortunate to have a new, powerful ally in Congress—the Problem Solvers Caucus. The bipartisan group of members is led by Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY). From healthcare and immigration to infrastructure, the group is leading the fight for common sense, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s most challenging problems.
A Look Under the Hood of Trump’s Washington.
Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, authors of Politico Playbook – every D.C. insider’s must-read newsletter for happenings in Washington – share their insights into the first half of the Trump Presidency. From big wins to big losses, Palmer and Sherman will discuss how Washington operates since the 2016 election and what’s in store as we approach 2020.
But Wait! There’s More! What’s Ahead for the Economy and the Apartment Industry.
The current upswing is now the longest in U.S. history, but economists agree that expansions don’t just die of old age. This session will explore whether robust economic growth can continue indefinitely, along with some possible stumbling blocks for the economy. In addition, the panelists will offer insight into why the demand for apartments has been so strong through this expansion—and why this might continue.
America’s Housing Crisis is Real. It Needs Real Solutions.
Two of the country’s leading voices in the housing affordability debate, Dr. Jenny Schuetz, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, and Matthew Yglesias, a co-founder of Vox.com and a senior correspondent focused on politics and economic policy, will join NMHC members in a lively discussion about housing in America, what has changed over the past few years and the industry’s role going forward.
Are You Ready for the New Data Privacy Rules?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. By that date, qualifying businesses must ensure that their data protection and user privacy policies comply with the new regulations — or risk paying a high price. This new law has implications for businesses operating in California and has set a high bar for privacy laws at the state and federal level. NMHC is releasing a white paper that provides best practices to keep resident data private in an evolving legal landscape that includes the California Consumer Privacy Act and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). White paper authors Kaylee Cox Bankston, counsel at Manatt, and Scott Lashway, partner at Manatt, will provide an overview of the paper and how you can ensure that your firm complies with current and future consumer privacy laws.