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Looming Crisis Threatens the Viability of Rental Housing Affordable to Lower-Income Residents
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Looming Crisis Threatens the Viability of Rental Housing Affordable to Lower-Income Residents

Today, AOBA announces the release of a report on the state of rental housing in the District entitled “A Looming Crisis: The Residual Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rent-Controlled and Market Rate Affordable Rental Housing in the District of Columbia.” This report analyzes the... Continue Reading

Date posted06/6/2024


At Issue MD - New Housing Supply Fosters Affordability at All Income Levels
At Issue MD - New Housing Supply Fosters Affordability at All Income Levels

People generally understand the relationship between supply and price across the economy for a wide variety of goods and services. As the supply of a good increases, its price typically decreases, and vice versa. We have seen this effect firsthand in the Washington metropolitan region as it... Continue Reading

Date posted02/29/2024


At Issue VA - New Housing Supply Fosters Affordability at All Income Levels
At Issue VA - New Housing Supply Fosters Affordability at All Income Levels

People generally understand the relationship between supply and price across the economy for a wide variety of goods and services. As the supply of a good increases, its price typically decreases, and vice versa. We have seen this effect firsthand in the Washington metropolitan region as it... Continue Reading

Date posted02/29/2024


At Issue DC - New Housing Supply Fosters Affordability at All Income Levels
At Issue DC - New Housing Supply Fosters Affordability at All Income Levels

People generally understand the relationship between supply and price across the economy for a wide variety of goods and services. As the supply of a good increases, its price typically decreases, and vice versa. We have seen this effect firsthand in the Washington metropolitan region as it... Continue Reading

Date posted02/29/2024


AOBA Kicks Off 2024 with Leadership Awards and 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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AOBA Kicks Off 2024 with Leadership Awards and 50th Anniversary Commemoration

The Apartment and Office Building Associate (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington held its Annual Meeting, which honored 2023 and 2024 recipients of Outstanding Associate Member of the Year and Sidney Glassman Memorial Awards. 2023 Outstanding Associate Member of the Year Award The Outstanding... Continue Reading

Date posted01/23/2024


At Issue VA - Evictions are Bad for Business
At Issue VA - Evictions are Bad for Business

Reporting by media outlets often frames the eviction process as a tool utilized by housing providers to increase profit margins. But the data show that this framing is factually incorrect. Evictions are expensive for housing providers to pursue and represent a sunk cost that cannot be recovered.... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


At Issue MD - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing
At Issue MD - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing

Fraud is a growing problem facing rental housing providers. The digital age has brought about new tools available to those who might take advantage to the detriment of other community members. For years, the industry has been dealing with online businesses offering fraudulent documentation of... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


At Issue DC - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing
At Issue DC - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing

Fraud is a growing problem facing rental housing providers. The digital age has brought about new tools available to those who might take advantage to the detriment of other community members. For years, the industry has been dealing with online businesses offering fraudulent documentation of... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


At Issue VA - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing
At Issue VA - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing

According to new Census data, nearly half of all renters in the Washington metropolitan area are now considered housing cost burdened. And despite a sharp drop-off in rent growth since the pandemic (November marked the fourth consecutive month of negative rent growth,) the region seems to be... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2023


At Issue MD - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing
At Issue MD - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing

According to new Census data, nearly half of all renters in the Washington metropolitan area are now considered housing cost burdened. And despite a sharp drop-off in rent growth since the pandemic (November marked the fourth consecutive month of negative rent growth,) the region seems to be... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2023


At Issue DC - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing
At Issue DC - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing

According to new Census data, nearly half of all renters in the Washington metropolitan area are now considered housing cost burdened. And despite a sharp drop-off in rent growth since the pandemic (November marked the fourth consecutive month of negative rent growth,) the region seems to be... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2023


AOBA Celebrates 2023 Commercial Awards Winners; K.E.E.P., Engineer of the Year and TOBY
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AOBA Celebrates 2023 Commercial Awards Winners; K.E.E.P., Engineer of the Year and TOBY

The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) congratulates the distinguished winners of the 2023 Commercial Awards, including K.E.E.P. (Knowledge and Excellence in Emergency Preparedness), Engineer of the Year, and TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year). The... Continue Reading

Date posted11/16/2023