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REALTOR Party News – January 2020

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#FairHousingMakesUSStronger: Fair Housing Action Plan Announced

Yesterday, the Leadership Team met with the HUD senior officials to discuss fair housing just hours after unanimously passing a new plan to tackle the issue. The meeting allowed us to reiterate our commitment to partnering with HUD to advance fair housing protections, and we agreed to work jointly on public service announcements and other proactive initiatives to communicate the importance of housing access for all Americans.
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By the Numbers

40

Approximate number of years since the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was last updated. Today, NAR President Vince Malta joined President Trump at a White House event unveiling NEPA reforms. As affordability issues continue across the country, NAR has argued that reforms to scale back undue regulatory burdens, while retaining strong environmental quality standards, will help alleviate housing inventory constraints.
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22

Number of advocacy successes for 2019. Check out a list of federal, state, and local advocacy successes, and learn more about NAR’s priority issues.
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7

Number of years the latest U.S. House of Representatives spending bill reauthorized the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, which often required to secure necessary financing for commercial practitioners nationwide. The bill also provided authority for the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, extended several tax provisions important to real estate markets.
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The year that newly confirmed administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Jovita Carranza began serving as U.S. Treasurer after having held a senior role at the SBA under President George W. Bush. NAR applauded her confirmation as Carranza has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the issues tackled at the SBA and has earned the respect of America’s housing industry during her time in Washington.
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The REALTOR® Party At Work

Highlighted here are a few of the many REALTOR® Party success stories across the nation. These and others are cataloged in the Success Stories section on REALTORParty.realtor.

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Spokane REALTORS® Spur Much-Needed Housing Development with Pro-Growth Candidates

The inventory of available housing stock is at a historic low in Spokane, Washington, and housing prices are seeing double-digit increases. In the midst of the crisis, the Spokane REALTORS® successfully championed a challenger to the mayor’s office, as well as candidates for the City Council to spur much-needed housing development.
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Traverse Area REALTORS® Lay the Foundation for New Housing with Housing Summit

With a Housing Opportunity Grant, the REALTORS® serving the northern Michigan region surrounding Traverse City are collaborating with like-minded organizations to break down barriers blocking the creation of new housing, and engage the public in advocating for it.
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Huntsville REALTORS® Get Out the Vote to Support School District Expansion Funding

Though the jobs and housing markets are booming in the northern Alabama region served by the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®, its school district has been seriously overburdened. With help from the REALTOR® Party, the local REALTORS® backed a successful ballot initiative to pay for essential construction and renovations with a full-on get-out-the-vote campaign.
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Resources & Opportunities

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Fair Housing Action Plan

Get takeaways from NAR’s first-ever Real Estate Forecast Summit and annual conference — and meet one REALTOR® who’s making a big difference in his Florida community — in the latest “Voice for Real Estate.”
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Fair Housing Action Plan

The recent New York Newsday investigation underscored the need for NAR to further ramp up and reinvigorate its fair housing commitment. The new NAR initiative, abbreviated ‘ACT,’ emphasizes Accountability, Culture Change, and Training in order to ensure REALTORS® are protecting housing rights in America.
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Show Consumers What the ‘R’ Stands For

Now at Photofy.com/NAR, download a members-only app with a selection of social media assets ready to personalize and share.
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2021 NAR Leadership Academy

NAR is now accepting applications for the 2021 Leadership Academy. This program identifies, inspires, and mentors emerging leaders from the local and state association level, and allows future leaders to experience multiple facets of leadership and define their leadership style along the way. Application deadline is March 3, 2020.
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