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REALTOR Party News – September 2020

Delaware REALTORS® Lobby State to Spare Summer Rental Season from Extended Pandemic Shutdown

Facing an extension of restrictions on out-of-state visitors and short-term rentals as the all-important summer beach season approached, Delaware REALTORS® engaged their governor and other elected officials in problem-solving discussions. A five-part Call for Action through the Advocacy Everywhere program helped get the message through.
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Rental Assistance Needed for Renters & Housing Providers Alike

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared a “temporary halt to residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19,” which applies to all residential housing. This may be helpful to renters in the short-term. But property owners will struggle to meet their financial obligations, and when the moratorium expires, renters will struggle to make up back rent. This has the potential to turn this pandemic into a significant housing crisis come 2021.
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By the Numbers

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Number of webinars in the Stabilizing and Revitalizing Neighborhoods in the COVID-19 Era series. The series, presented with the Center for Community Progress, addresses how governments can address vacancy and abandoned properties and REALTORS® can support neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.
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Percentage of rental units owned by ‘mom & pop’ owners who could struggle to keep up with their financial obligations as a result of the federal eviction moratorium. Additionally, 37% of rental units are categorized as LLC/LP/LLP, many of which are operated by individuals who will also be negatively impacted.
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Last day for households to participate in the 2020 Census. The Census has important consequences for every community. It determines boundaries for legislative districts across the country and allocates proper congressional seats to each state. It also drives funding for schools, hospitals, and libraries, and r transportation infrastructure projects. Visit Census.gov to see your community’s response rate.
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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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Central Oregon REALTORS® Support Mixed Use Development and Affordable Housing

As the city council of Bend, Ore., was considering creating an urban renewal area, the proposed Tax Incremental Financing was causing confusion among residents. To clarify that it didn’t mean new or higher taxes, and to show support for the project, the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® launched a call for action.
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Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Contributes Key Element to City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan: Smart Growth Polling

The Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association provided important statistical insights into transportation and quality of life issues to the Greensboro, N.C., Planning Department as it prepared its 20-year comprehensive plan.
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Orange County REALTORS® Creatively Connects with Congress

Orange County REALTORS® wasn’t going to let a shutdown stand in the way of its outreach and education programming: moving entirely online and increasing the number of classes offered, it reached more members than ever. Among the highlights: Virtual town halls connected REALTORS® directly to their members of Congress.
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Resources & Opportunities

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Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

September is National Preparedness Month. This is an opportunity to remind you and your clients that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. At the REALTOR® Party website, find content and resources you can share to raise awareness about disaster risks and the simple, proactive steps everyone can take.
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Interactive REALTOR® Party Resource Guide

Get the latest updates and information on advocacy grants, programs, resources, and educational opportunities with the Interactive REALTOR® Party Resource Guide. A new design, dynamic search functions, and integrated Realtor Party Tracker data offer a complete view of the REALTOR® Party at work in communities nationwide. Bookmark this invaluable online resource today.
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Your Voice. Your Vote.

Election Day is quickly approaching. Use the 2020 Election Toolkit to share why voting is important to REALTORS®. Downloadable graphics and social media posts will help REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations show their REALTOR® Party pride and help get out the vote.
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Connect with Residential Real Estate’s Leading Professionals

Join us at the virtual 2020 CEO Exchange on Sept. 17, co-presented by NAR and RISMedia, and connect with renowned experts in the real estate industry. REALTORS® receive 60% off the single ticket rate.
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Register Today! Financial Wellness LIVE Virtual Event – October 7

The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness will be offering multiple virtual sessions during, Financial Wellness LIVE – Virtual Edition 2020. Hear from financial experts who will touch on various topics centered on financial investment strategies for your personal and business goals. The first 300 registrants are eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card!
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Take Advantage of the Right Tools, Right Now

In this uncertain time, NAR is re-activating the Right Tools, Right Now program to make a sweeping selection of resources available for free or at reduced cost. Find offerings on finance, technology, skills building toolkits and more to help your business.
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