GCAA's Legislative Advocacy
GCAA’S Legislative Advocacy:
Since 1977, GCAA has worked tirelessly on behalf of the multi-family industry and remains actively involved in legislative and regulatory processes at the local, state, and national levels to help influence government policies that support the industry. Our actions have saved – and continue to save – millions of dollars for our members. Our efforts over the years have focused on such important issues as land use/zoning regulations, building code, Section 8 Reform, fair housing, property revaluation and tax rates, utility, and housing policies.
GCAA Government Affairs Committee’s 2021 Legislative Agenda:
- COVID Relief
Continue advocating for rental assistance and relief for residents and apartment owners and keeping the courts open.
- Infrastructure and Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability
Advocate for easing regulatory barriers to apartment construction and support local efforts to update zoning laws, eliminate counterproductive land use restrictions, etc.
- Fair Housing: Section 8 and Criminal Screening
Continue to promote streamlining the Section 8/HCV program and educate members about improvements to the program. Work with the City and partners to educate owner operators about criminal screening and owner/operator expectations pertaining to the HUD 2016 Guidance.