Tips for Developing Effective Advocacy Stories

Answering the following questions will allow NAA to identify powerful stories that policymakers should consider when crafting relevant rules, regulations and legislation. Click here for guidance on the key advocacy storytelling elements and other resources to help you craft your advocacy story. 
It can sometimes be difficult finding a starting point, here are some ideas that might help:
  • Why resident screening is important to keeping costs in check and increasing affordability.
  • How a crime against employees or residents or significant property damage could have been avoided or prevented if state or local law didn’t prevent evaluating an applicant’s criminal history.
  • Why eviction history screening is important in evaluating a prospective resident to mitigate future issues with nonpayment of rent and litigating an eviction.
  • Why screening is critical to reduce the risk of “synthetic fraud” by uncovering a synthetically established identity that was not actually the prospective resident.