The SSA is a registered non profit 49,000 facilities before the U.S. Congress and federal departments and agencies. SSA has spent more than $2.6 million in the last three years “modernizing” 18 state lien laws, as well as adding tenant insurance and “reasonable” late fees, and seeking to avoid taxes.  The SSA’s announced goal is to continue tilting the self storage playing field in favor of landlords in an industry – by SSA figures – is the fastest growing real estate segment for the past 35 years and in 2011 exceeded $22 billion in annual U.S. revenue (2011). The SSA advertises for dues by announcing it needs money to “modernize” lien laws to deal with “deadbeat” units.  Source: