National Apartment Housing Day is April 6th!
Friday, March 24, 2017
Posted by: Jim Wiard
National Apartment Housing Day, April 6th, Celebrates "Home" For All Americans
April 6th marks National Apartment Housing Day, the apartment housing industry’s opportunity to showcase its significant impact in communities across America by:
Contributing to the nation’s economic strength. Apartments and their residents contribute $1.3 trillion to the economy and support 12.3 million jobs.
Growing career opportunities. Today, 469,000 apartment professionals work in fields such as property management, leasing and maintenance. Beyond supporting today’s 20 million apartment households, new career opportunities await – by one estimate, 4.4 million new renter households will be formed within the next decade.
Giving back to communities. In 2016, the industry infused $158 million in philanthropic and charitable contributions into communities across the nation.
"April 6th is our day to celebrate with our peers the great industry we work in." says Washington Multi-Family Housing Association Executive Director Jim Wiard. "Our industry serves individuals and families by providing homes for our residents to live and thrive in."
“On National Apartment Housing Day, we welcome America home,” says National Apartment Association President & CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE. “Apartments offer Americans flexibility and choice, but current demand for apartments outstrips supply. A continued supply of affordable housing requires supportive legislation and regulations that make it easier to construct and rehabilitate apartments. That, more than anything else, will help keep rents reasonable for Americans.”
To explore the industry’s $1.3 trillion contributions at the Congressional District, metro, state and national levels, visit www.weareapartments.org, NAA’s joint website with the National Multifamily Housing Council.
To learn how the apartment industry builds vibrant communities in our state, contact the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association.