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NJAA Presented 165 Awards at Its 20th Annual Garden State Awards of Excellence

On Thursday, October 24th, The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) celebrated its 20th Annual Garden State Awards by presenting 165 awards to members, member properties and associate members at a black and white-themed gala.

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A Record Crowd Packed the Crestmont Country Club for Our Tenth Annual NJAA PAC Reception

A record crowd packed Crestmont Country Club on Oct 10th for our Tenth Annual NJAA PAC Reception and was treated to a spirited discussion between Deputy Assembly Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) and Professor Ben Dworkin, Director – Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.

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New Special Guest Announced for the 10th Annual NJAA PAC Reception on Tuesday, Oct 8

A new Special Guest has been announced for next week’s Tenth Annual NJAA PAC Reception on Tuesday, October 8th at Crestmont Country Club, 7:00PM – 9:00 PM in West Orange.

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NJ Supreme Court Strikes Down COAH’s Third Round Rules

On Thursday, the N.J. Supreme Court held that regulations adopted by the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to address the most recent round of municipal affordable housing obligations, commonly referred to as the “Third Round Rules,” were at odds with the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

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N.J. Supreme Court Rules In Key Case On Lease Provisions Setting Fixed Attorney’s Fees

On Tuesday, September 17, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling in key case regarding permissibility of fixed attorney's fees. NJAA has been participating in this case as amicus curiae in order to highlight the importance of fixed attorney’s fee provisions in residential leases.

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New Jersey Apartment Association Commends Governor Christie for His Conditional Veto of Bill to Roll-Back New Construction Exemption

The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) commends Governor Chris Christie (R-Morris) for Conditionally Vetoing the reckless and unwarranted legislation aimed at rolling back the new construction exemptions on 55+ senior rentals.

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NAA & NMHC Join NJAA Coalition In Support of Veto for Controversial Bill to Roll-Back New Construction Exemption on Local Rent Controls

As the deadline for Governor Chris Christie to act on A-2737/S-897 draws closer, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) announced their support this week for NJAA’s Absolute Veto request.

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NJ Senate Returns from Summer Recess to Take Action on Several Bills

On August 19, the State Senate met for a rare summer voting session to take action on unfinished business from June and to take action on a number of Conditionally Vetoed items returned to the Legislature by the Governor.

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HUD Releases Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

HUD Releases Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy Shaun Donovan, Secretary – US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and Chair of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, came to New Jersey on August 20 and released a comprehensive Rebuilding Report outlining nearly 70 policy recommendations.

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NJAA Urges Governor to Veto Retro-Active Senior Rent Control Bill

NJAA urges Governor Christie to apply an Absolute Veto to A-2737/S-897, which would make New Jersey the only state in the nation to regulate prices on newly constructed apartment buildings.

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General Assembly Passes NJAA Opposed Legislation that Would Allow Rent Control to be Imposed on Newly Constructed Senior (55+) Rental Properties

On June 20, 2013, the General Assembly, in a sharply divided vote, narrowly gave its approval to a reckless piece of legislation that jeopardizes the State’s housing recovery. A-2737/S-897 reverses – for 55+ senior housing – a longstanding statewide policy to encourage new rental housing construction by prohibiting municipalities from imposing rent control on new construction for 30 years.

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Governor Christie Signs NJAA Supported Bipartisan Bill to Combat Human Trafficking

On Monday May 6, Governor Christie signed into law A-3352, the "Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act." This measure, supported by the NJAA, aims to raise awareness and strengthen the tools available to combat human trafficking.

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NJAA Submits Support Statement for HUD's Approval of Christie Administration's $1.8 Billion CDBG Proposal

In response to HUD’s approval of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Action Plan for the first tranche of federal CDBG funding, the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) – the only statewide trade association representing owners, managers, builders, and developers of multi-family housing throughout New Jersey – issues the following statement.

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Multifamily Maintenance Technicians Show Off Their Skills at the NJAA's 5th Annual Maintenance Mania

Football lovers wait all season for the Super Bowl, basketball enthusiasts live for March Madness, and the multi-housing industry’s opportunity for greatness happens at the New Jersey Apartment Association’s Maintenance Mania. On Tuesday, March 12th, more than 100 multi-family maintenance technicians from across the state descended upon the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison to compete for time in skill-based table games based on common maintenance activities including the Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversions and the Kiddie Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installations.

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NJAA Submits Comments In Support of DCA’s $1.8 B Sandy Recovery Proposal

NJAA submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) applauding the efforts of the DCA to develop a comprehensive action plan for putting federal disaster relief dollars to productive use in our most impacted communities.

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NJAA Supports Senate Resolution on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Funding

The NJAA supported a Senate Resolution calling on the US Congress and the President "to take all appropriate legislative and regulatory action necessary to increase subsidies for premiums paid for flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, especially for property owners who have suffered frequent losses." SR-102 passed the Community & Urban Affairs Committee in a 5-0 vote on March 4 and now moves to the full Senate for additional action.

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Key Senate Committee Approves NJAA Priority Bill to Eliminate Duplicative Municipal Registration

Legislation to eliminate duplication and redundancy in registration of apartments was approved on March 4th by the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee in a bi-partisan 4-0-1 vote. The bill, S-2114, builds upon a key policy recommendation released in February 2012 from the Lt Governor's bi-partisan Red Tape Review Commission calling for the elimination of redundancy in apartment registration and the double-charging of fees associated with that duplication.

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NJAA Continues Opposition to “Water Tax”

Proposed legislation to institute a new tax on drinking water in NJ – and result in an estimated $9 million tab for multi-family real estate and our residents – has been introduced in NJ State Senate. The bill, S-813, sponsored by Senator Bob Smith (D-Middlesex), calls for creation of a $0.40 per 1,000 gallon tax on water consumption, and was the subject of two hearings before the Senate Environment & Energy Committee on January 14 and February 4, 2013.

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Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer Speaks at NJAA Annual Membership Meeting

On Wednesday, January 23rd, Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex) spoke to over 200 members of the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) at the organization’s annual membership meeting. NJAA’s president, Brent Kohere of Home Properties, also gave his mid-term State of the Association address at the event, which took place at The Imperia in Somerset.

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Assembly Environment Committee Chair to Address Members at Annual Meeting

Asw L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex), Chair - Assembly Environment & Solid Waste Committee, and NJAA's Housing Champion - 2012, will join NJAA members at our upcoming Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, at the Imperia on Easton, Somerset (Franklin Twp.). The Assemblywoman will deliver the policy keynote and share her environmental policy priorities for the coming year.

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