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REALTOR Party News – March 2020

Vince Malta

2020 Census: REALTORS® Count

As a national partner for the upcoming 2020 census, we want all of our 1.4 million members to take part in the census and to encourage their friends, neighbors, and clients to do so as well. Tomorrow, the Census survey will be available online for households to complete at 2020census.gov, by phone, or by mail. The census also helps determine Congressional representation. And, $1.5 trillion is distributed to states and localities based on census results. Do your part to make sure #RealtorsCount!
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By the Numbers

The date households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. In addition to determining appropriate Congressional representation, roughly $1.5 trillion is allocated to states and localities annually based off of Census results, delivering funds for roads, hospitals, schools and countless other public services.
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681

Number of members of Congress, state executives and mayors of America’s 100 largest cities who are running for public office in 2020. Make sure you are registered to vote, your registration information is up to date, and be sure to vote in the 2020 election. Check with your state and local association to learn about candidates and the impact of ballot initiative on your community.
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25%

Number of real estate professionals who said their sellers are taking extra precautions amid concerns about spreading the coronavirus, according to the latest NAR survey. Precautions include stopping open houses, requiring buyers to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer, or asking buyers to remove shoes and wear footies. The survey examines the impact of the coronavirus on the real estate industry so far.
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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.

Santa Fe REALTORS® Promote Diverse Housing Options in Housing-strapped Region

Santa Fe REALTORS® Promote Diverse Housing Options in Housing-strapped Region

To maximize local participation in the 2020 Census, the Collin County Association of REALTORS® tapped into the astonishing language skills of its new Global Diversity Committee: the result, a brief video statement on the association website, appears in 26 languages, encouraging understanding and participation in the all-important head-count.
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Greater Providence REALTORS® Help Overturn New Property Tax Assessment Method

Greater Providence REALTORS® Help Overturn New Property Tax Assessment Method

To maximize local participation in the 2020 Census, the Collin County Association of REALTORS® tapped into the astonishing language skills of its new Global Diversity Committee: the result, a brief video statement on the association website, appears in 26 languages, encouraging understanding and participation in the all-important head-count.
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Kansas City Regional REALTORS® Work Towards Fair Landlord-Tenant Solutions

Kansas City Regional REALTORS® Work Towards Fair Landlord-Tenant Solutions

As the region’s landlords come under increased pressure from restrictive and expensive regulations championed by a strong tenants’ rights group, the REALTORS® of Kansas City, Missouri launched a campaign focused on making rental housing more affordable – not less.
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Resources & Opportunities

#REALTORSCount: 2020 Census Toolkit

#REALTORSCount: 2020 Census Toolkit

Join NAR in promoting the 2020 Census to your REALTOR® colleagues, family, friends, and clients. Download infographics and social media posts and share videos using the 2020 Census toolkit.
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Thinking of Running for Public Office? Free Online Candidate Training Academy Offers Insight

Whether you are interested in running for public office or just curious about the process the new the Online Candidate Training Academy is for you. This free interactive five-hour course includes quizzes, exercises, and videos from REALTORS® who have run for and been elected to local office, and it’s divided into modules that can be completed at your own pace.
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Voice for Real Estate: Advocacy Success, Fair Housing, & Community Service

Mortgage Forbearance Options Available to Owners Affected by Coronavirus

Borrowers who are unable to make their monthly mortgage payments due to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, have options to postpone payments, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. FHFA Director Mark Calabria reminded mortgage servicers this week to offer forbearance options to those who are affected as the virus continues its spread through the U.S.
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On Common Ground Winter 2020: Community Design for Resiliency

Smart Growth is an inherently resilient style of development. This edition of On Common Ground explores how decision makers, developers, and homeowners are taking action to preserve the viability of their property and structures into the future. Read about action at the local level, to build resilient, efficient homes, and resilient economies. Also ,learn how open space absorbs the impacts of extreme weather.
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