State & Local Coronavirus Resources

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) by State

Through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, REALTORS® may now qualify for unemployment benefits for up to 39 weeks if they’ve suffered a loss of income, either completely or partially, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These maps can help your members find resources in your state.

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Economic Impact of Real Estate Activity (2019)

See the total economic impact of real estate-related industries on the state or territorial economy and the expenditures that result from a single home sale.

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Shelter in Place & Essential Service Designations

December 2020 Update: This report details which states have issued Shelter in Place (SIP) orders to close “nonessential” services and  that prohibit residents from leaving their home. The report details which states have new SIPs and which states designate real estate as an essential service in their current or past orders. State Reopening Plans can be found here

State Legislative Monitor Reports

The State Legislative Monitor is a service designed to help association staff to identify and monitor state legislation. This database allows you to monitor legislation in your state and other states.

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Remote Notarization Orders

Outlines state actions to allow remote notarizations during the ongoing pandemic. This document is updated daily.

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State Tax Deadline Extensions

A PDF of legislation we are tracking that provide tax deadline extensions. These are also available in your State Legislative Monitor. (Log-in required)
Updated November 19, 2020.

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Updated State Session Chart

Lists which states are in session or have suspended operations, and whether hearings, crossover deadlines, and other key processes are impacted. This resource will be updated multiple times a day.

FOCUS’ 50 State Budget Overview Tracker

This chart tracks states that have announced budget freezes as part of their response to the Coronavirus. It is updated weekly, on Fridays.

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Rent or Mortgage Relief Programs

A list of states that have created rent or mortgage relief programs using CARES Act funding. You can also find a list of governments who received the latest round of Emergency Rental Assistance Funds here.
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Real Estate Industry Impact Watch Report 

FOCUS provides legislative tracking on eviction moratoriums, fair housing, foreclosure, landlord and tenant (including short-term rentals), licensure (including changes to prelicensing, post-licensing and continuing education and examination procedures and requirements) and notarization. This industry impact report is updated bimonthly.

SPECIAL EDITION REPORT: EVICTIONS,
FORECLOSURES AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE

This special edition of the Real Estate Industry Impact Watch Report reviews the recently struck down extension of the federal eviction moratorium by the U.S. Supreme Court, a breakdown of state eviction moratoriums and links to rental and mortgage assistance programs in each state.