Advocacy Issues A to Z

NAR’s Advocacy Group staff is working on a number of pressing public policy issues affecting the real estate industry and REALTORS®. Highlighted below are a few federal, state, and local issues and the staff experts working on that issue. Additional issues and information can be found in the Political Advocacy section of at and the REALTOR® Party website at Use the staff directory for contact information at the end of the Resource Guide to contact staff.

Tax Benefits for Property Ownership

NAR supports the enactment of a meaningful tax credit for homeownership for those who do not currently benefit from the mortgage interest and real property tax deductions because they no longer itemize their deductions. Tax changes enacted in 2017 reduced the previously available homeownership tax incentives to only about 10% of households, which prevents many middle-income, minority and millennial households from realizing a direct tax benefit for owning a home.
Directory, Federal Taxation
Federal Policy & Industry Relations