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Pillow Talk - Glad You Asked
Pillow Talk - Glad You Asked

My current and former AATC colleagues know if they ask me a question, bring a snack because they will listen to my answer for hours! I get paid to talk—it’s what I do! Alexandra Rohloff can confirm!! Asking is one of the most challenging aspects of advocacy. The June 2023 Pillow Talk... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted07/5/2023


Pillow Talk - Net Working
Pillow Talk - Net Working

Advocacy is my vocation; fishing is my avocation! I love to fish. Ponds, rivers, lakes; freshwater, saltwater; bays, streams, inlets; cane poles and corks; rods and reels; boats and waders; offshore or from the bank; trot lines and nets—you name it! I have fished in a variety of waters,... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted06/2/2023


Garages, Carports, Storage Units, Oh My!
Garages, Carports, Storage Units, Oh My!

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Tin Man are walking through a dark forest when their fears grab hold of them. Tin Man imagines lions and tigers, and bears. Dorothy adds an “Oh, my” for effect! Then, in unison, they repeatedly chant, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted06/2/2023


Pillow Talk – Let it R-I-P
Pillow Talk – Let it R-I-P

Pillow Talk this year explores personal advocacy: the opportunities, importance, and impact of AATC member involvement. Last month, we looked at collective advocacy: our AATC PAC. This month, we will discuss meetings with government officials. When it comes to advocacy, AATC members need to let... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted05/3/2023


Redbook Blues: Unauthorized
Redbook Blues: Unauthorized

Guests increase on our properties during the summer. Whether it is family and friends visiting or children spending time with parents, individuals not listed as leaseholders or occupants on the TAA Lease live on our properties. Therefore, before the busy summer vacation season begins, now is the... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted05/3/2023


May 2023 CEO Update
May 2023 CEO Update

AATC Visits Washington, DC At the end of March, AATC representatives visited Washington, DC, to meet with our respective representatives in both houses of Congress. We were part of a larger delegation that was organized by the National Apartment Association (NAA) as part of their annual... Continue Reading

Postedby Kevin Pellegrino
Date posted05/3/2023


April 2023 CEO Update
April 2023 CEO Update

In March AATC members went to Austin to visit with our State Legislators to discuss some of the more important issues that are impacting our industry. There were three important bills that AATC and TAA are supporting, which we discussed with our local State Representatives, that are worth... Continue Reading

Postedby Kevin Pellegrino
Date posted04/10/2023


Pillow Talk April 2023: Our ImPACt
Pillow Talk April 2023: Our ImPACt

Influencer. If I had known influencer was a career option when I was at Baylor in the 1900s, I still would have barely made the C honor roll, but I might have gone into a different line of work. Imagine Pillow Talk as a blog, and Perry Pillow a major influencer! All kidding aside, advocacy... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted04/10/2023


Redbook Blues: It's Fair
Redbook Blues: It's Fair

Just a reminder, this article does not provide legal advice. If you need fair housing or other operational legal advice, contact one of AATC’s member attorneys (https://www.aatcnet.org/legal-services-program). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Developed (HUD) designates... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted04/10/2023


REDBOOK Blues – What's Your Name?
REDBOOK Blues – What's Your Name?

Pop quiz: who should be listed as "the owner" in the TAA Lease? Specifically, the TAA lease language is as follows: "This Lease Contract ("Lease") is between you, the resident(s) as listed below, and us. The terms "you" and "your" refer to residents. The terms "we," "us," and "our" refer to... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted02/28/2023


Personal Advocacy – TAA Day at the Capitol & NAA Advocate
Personal Advocacy – TAA Day at the Capitol & NAA Advocate

What do you call an unpleasant process, especially one that is hidden from public view, that is used to produce a widely consumed product -- a product most people dislike; and a product that has adverse effects? If you said sausage-making or legislating, either answer would be correct. Our... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted02/28/2023


Pillow Talk - Capitol Improvement
Pillow Talk - Capitol Improvement

March is your month to advocate for our industry and your livelihood. This year, it is all about you! For 2023, Pillow Talk explores personal advocacy opportunities, importance, and impact. Last month, we explored an essential AATC advocacy tool: your input. This month we'll discuss two... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted02/28/2023