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With 10,000+ attendees, 550+ cutting-edge suppliers and 85+ breakout sessions and events, Apartmentalize is the ultimate career-boosting opportunity...

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Information is coming at us from all directions at an unprecedented pace. Having an effective strategy for dealing with it effectively is a must. ...

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The CAA trade show is open to employees of (member & non-member) management companies as well as employees of (member & non-member)...

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On January 24, CAA hosted a peanut butter & jelly food drive benefiting Move for Hunger during our New Year Kick-off Event at Morgan...

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Several new Illinois state laws effective Jan. 1, 2019 may affect the apartment industry or your business. Streamlining licensing regulations for...

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The Executive Committee recently approved a slate of nominees for the 2019 Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Officers of the Association. ...

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SHAPE Illinois (Support Housing Affordability, Progress and Equality) encourages the removal of regulatory barriers to stimulate the supply of...

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SHAPE Illinois (Support Housing Affordability, Progress and Equality) encourages the removal of regulatory barriers to stimulate the supply of...

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California voters soundly defeated Proposition 10 by a 20-point margin. The measure would have repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, and,...

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For the first time ever the Chicagoland Apartment Association’s membership has exceeded 200,000 units. CAA reported membership recently to the...

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Move for Hunger
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CAA is excited to announce a partnership with Move for Hunger, a not for profit organization focused on mobilizing the relocation and apartment...

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Following is a summary of ordinances introduced at the June 26th Chicago City Council meeting that might be of interest to CAA members. Click on the...

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While I find myself largely in agreement with the June 26 Sun-Times editorial “Chicago has to push more affordable housing across the whole...

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General Assembly Session Summary This was a vastly different legislative session from previous sessions. First, Illinois has a budget that was...

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With Primary Over Focus Shifts to Legislation With the Primary over, attention has turned to passing laws. Seven weeks remain in this session which,...

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Rent control has gained much attention recently as low-income housing advocates promote this failed policy as a remedy to rising rents and tenant...

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Rent control not the answer I wholeheartedly agree with professor William Sander's op-ed on rent control ("A Chicago economist weighs in on rent...

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Each year the City of Chicago and State of Illinois are required to set the rate of interest that must be paid on security deposits for residential...

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With the Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit (or Donations Tax Credit) scheduled to expire at the end of the year, CAA urged the General Assembly...

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Mayor Emanuel's $8.22 billion 2017 budget proposal released this week at a special meeting of the city council contains no property tax increase or...

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MEDIA STATEMENT ON PROPOSED CHICAGO WATER AND SEWER TAX CHICAGO — In response to the Chicago City Council’s proposed $239 million water...

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Section 8 rents not the whole issue To the Editor: Crain’s reporter Alby Gallun’s August 1 cover story “A New Start”...

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CAA Board Approves Dues Changes for 2017 The continuing upward trend in rents, occupancy rates and new construction offer unprecedented growth...

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Shared Housing Ordinance "Prohibited Building List" Affidavit Now AvailableThe Chicago City Council passed the shared housing ordinance on June 22...

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Criminal Conviction Screening Policies: Best Practices to Avoid Dipsarate Impact LiabilityNAA White Paper May 2016 The Department of Housing and...

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CAA has been active in the discussions taking place on Mayor Emanuel’s proposed ordinance governing shared housing units. CAA’s focus...

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(April 7, 2016) This week HUD issued fair housing guidance that extends protections for individuals with criminal histories. The guidance seeks to...

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The Illinois General Assembly is on a one-week hiatus in observance of Passover. Last week, there was a flurry of activity as each chamber rushed...

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A rash of recent lawsuits over technical violations of the Chicago RLTO were filed in Cook County Circuit Court and demonstrate the need for reform....

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CAA leaders met recently with Secretary Bryan Schneider of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation where he described the...

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Mayor Emanuel introduced an ordinance in the Chicago City Council to regulate short term rentals and intermediary platforms that market them to the...

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Chicago City Council to Vote on 2016 Budget, Property Tax IncreaseCAA Opposes Expanded Homestead Exemption CAA recognizes the importance of...

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After testifying in Springfield in opposition to an amendment to double the homestead exemption for a select group of taxpayers, CAA was mentioned...

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Dear Association Executive: As we plan for the 2016 NAA Capitol Conference and Lobby Day, we want to better understand what policy...

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The City of Chicago filed Amendment #2 to House Bill 1488 the evening of October 19, 2015, which would double the homeowner exemption for Chicago...

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CAA EVP Michael Mini testified yesterday on behalf of apartment owners and managers at a hearing on the City of Chicago 2016 budget. Mini told...

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The Chicago City Council met on September 24th and several ordinances were introduced that will affect apartment owners and managers. CAA has been...

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Eugene Jones, Jr., Acting CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, met with the CAA Board last week and described his goals and objectives for the...

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Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly adjourned late in the afternoon on May 31, the officially-scheduled adjournment date for the spring...

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Living in or near the Loop has never been more popular; high-rise apartments are booming across Chicago. Virtually all the construction cranes we...

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State legislative update (8-10-15) Joan Agrella Parker, Joan A. Parker Government AffairsThe legislative beat goes on! Illinois is now into its 6th...

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Almost half of Chicagoland’s property managers mandate no smoking policies inside their residences, and a new survey indicates many more are...

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On July 13th CAA sent letters to Governor Bruce Rauner urging him to sign legislation passed by the General Assembly this spring. HB 1319, sponsored...

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As previously reported, both houses of the Illinois General Assembly adjourned late in the afternoon on May 31, the officially-scheduled adjournment...

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CAA submitted the following comments on the ARO proposed rules and map to the Department of Planning and Development by the June 26...

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The following ordinances that may be of interest to CAA members were introduced in the Chicago City Council on June 17, 2015. CAA Legislative...

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Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly’s adjourned late in the afternoon on May 31. The legislature is expected, however, to remain in...

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The Illinois General Assembly returned to Springfield on April 14 after a two-week hiatus. Although more than 6,000 bills were introduced since the...

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Below is a summary of the two new ordinances introduced at the March 18th City Council meeting. The first would allow for judicial discretion in...

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Fueled by a diverse mix of millennials to empty nesters, more than Fueled by a diverse mix of millennials to empty nesters, more than 1.2 million...

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Chicago City Council Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) "Deferred and Published" The Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) did not advance...

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Illinois General Assembly The Illinois General Assembly adjourned in early December and is not expected to reconvene in Springfield until the...

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Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle recently introduced the 2015 City of Chicago and Cook County budgets, respectively, each of which include no...

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Under Illinois’ Firearm Concealed Carry Act, individuals, including your employees and tenants, now have the right to carry concealed...

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