As HUD Moves to Limit Companion Animal Policy Abuse, Realtors® Applaud Common Sense Reforms

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2020) – National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled new assistance animal policy guidance Tuesday afternoon. NAR’s leadership team met with HUD officials to discuss its priorities for reform last year at the department’s Washington, D.C. offices.

“This law exists to protect millions of Americans with disabilities who rely on the support of their assistance animals – like those living with depression, military veterans suffering from PTSD and countless other deserving individuals,” said Malta, broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco, CA. “But as NAR has stressed to HUD over recent months, these protections are jeopardized when a small minority seeks to exploit weaknesses in the system. NAR applauds Secretary Carson for moving to stop this behavior, and we look forward to working with the department to further reinforce fair housing laws while protecting our members and the residents they serve.”

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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Attending the REALTOR Party Training Conference? Know Before You Go

The 2020 REALTOR® Party Training Conference is next week! As you plan and pack for the conference, we hope you will find the information below to be helpful.

Thank you for your commitment to serve the REALTOR® Party in 2020. We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you next week in Austin.

Conference Agenda

You can view and download the final Conference Agenda.

Mobile Apps

Search “NAR RPTC” in the App Store or Google Play to download the official conference app. Be sure to fill out and publish your profile so that you can connect with other attendees onsite.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’re introducing an interactive and competitive gaming app for our 2020 REALTOR® Party Training Conference called 1Huddle! The 1Huddle gaming platform will use engaging trivia to educate & train attendees. Download and start playing now to get a head start on your points! Search “1HUDDLE” in the App Store or Google Play and log-in using the email associated with your NRDS ID and the password: gametime. Start playing now and watch for more games when you arrive in Austin.

Trouble downloading either app? Visit the information desk at onsite registration for assistance.


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Dress Code

Attire is business casual, which means dressing professionally, looking relaxed yet neat and pulled together. No ties necessary.

Conference Registration & Hotel Reservations

The registration desk will be located on the 4th floor of the JW Marriott in the JW Grand Ballroom foyer. Registration will be open the following days & times:

Tuesday, December 3: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 4: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you are missing your hotel confirmation information or need to amend your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at (512) 474-4777.
If you have any questions between now and your arrival in Austin, do not hesitate to reach out to Patricia Tarhon.

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