Advocacy

House Passes ‘Build Back Better’ In Big Step for Landmark Bill

November 22nd, 2021
The approximately $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better Act,” which dedicates unprecedented funding for a broad swath of social programs including housing, passed the House last Friday, despite stiff opposition from Republicans. The passage inches the bill forward, even as its...

2021: The Legislative Year in Review

December 1st, 2021
After throwing out the legislative playbook just weeks into 2020 due to the pandemic, it was back to full steam ahead for our advocacy goals this year. And 2021 was not for the weary in Washington. The year began with...

The Impact of Student Loan Debt: Is Now the Time for Governmental Action?

December 3rd, 2021
A new study from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) shows that student loan debt is delaying 60% of non-homeowning millennials from purchasing their first homes. The survey further demonstrates that 51% of all holders of student loan debt have...

SDAR Partners With Operation Homefront for the Holidays

December 20th, 2021
The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) and its 501(c)(3) Ambassadors Foundation partnered with Operation Homefront to host the annual “Holiday House,” an evening of charitable giving in support of local military families during the holiday season. Held at...

Freddie Mac Tackles Climate Change in New White Papers

December 28th, 2021
Freddie Mac recently released a pair of white papers as part of Freddie Mac’s Duty to Serve plan, which is aimed at increasing liquidity to historically underserved markets throughout the nation. The first paper addresses multifamily resiliency efforts and identifies the importance of these...

Federal Government Moving Forward With New Waters Protection Rule

January 10th, 2022
On Nov. 18, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to withdraw President Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and put in place regulatory guidance that had been in effect before...

REALTORS® Joining Together Through the Regional Rally for RRF

October 20th, 2021
NAR PULSE—REALTORS® take pride in stepping in and stepping up wherever there’s a need. It’s what you do, it’s who you R. We need you, your region and all regions to channel your inner R and join together for RRF’s Regional Rally....

Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Protect Housing in Federal Bill

October 21st, 2021
A broad coalition of housing advocates, including representatives from the National Association of REALTORS®, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Habitat for Humanity, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Association of...

MBA Introduces 2022 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council

October 29th, 2021
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently announced the members of its 2022 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council. The Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council and the Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council were formed in 2019 to provide important strategic and practical guidance to...

Infrastructure Bill Passes, Moving Democratic Agenda Forward

November 8th, 2021
The winding, unpredictable process of the two large spending bills Democrats have made their priority in Washington made enormous progress last Friday night as the House passed the narrower $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, potentially bringing closer a final resolution...
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