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Did you Know?

Dear RSI Client,

On June 25, 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) changed the way Social Security Numbers (SSN) are assigned. This change is known as "randomization."

What is Randomization?

The SSA traditionally assigned nine-digit SSNs in a particular pattern. Specifically, the first three digits indicated the state in which the consumer resided at the time the SSN was issued, and digits four - five indicated the year the SSN was issued.

Effective June 25th, the SSA changed its SSN assignment methodology to a randomized process. SSN randomization will affect the SSN assignment process in the following ways:

• Elimination of the geographical significance of the first three digits and any association with specific states.

• Elimination of any association with the number's date of issuance.

• Previously unassigned area numbers will be introduced for assignment, excluding area numbers 000, 666 and 900-999.

Now you know.

NAA Apartment Industry Mobilization Service Grassroots Program

Greetings Apartment Industry Advocates!

This is the second in a series of monthly communications to members of the Apartment Industry Mobilization Service (AIMS) to help you advocate for the apartment industry. This information will focus on our federal policy initiatives, the legislative process, important committees, key members of the House and Senate, and briefing materials. We hope you find this valuable and invite you to suggest other topics to cover.

This month our focus is a call to action! Now is the time to make your voice heard by meeting face to face with your members of Congress when they are in recess in August.

Many NAA members cannot travel to Washington, D.C., in March for the annual Capitol Conference lobby day. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard for nothing more than a little time and the cost of gas.

You may not think that your involvement will make a difference. Or, you may think you don’t have time even to set up a meeting – and even if you get one…