NAR’s Advocacy Work In the direction of COVID-19 Aid

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NAR's Advocacy Work Towards COVID-19 Relief

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NAR's Federal Advocacy Team has worked closely with Congress and the administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS®, their families, consumers, and the real estate industry as a whole are protected in all federal actions in response to COVID-19.

NAR is also in constant communication with industry partners to ensure that a unified front remains defending the real estate industry and minimizing transaction disruptions during these very difficult times. As actions outside of Washington evolve on a daily basis, below is a list of ongoing NAR advocacy efforts that are regularly updated.

Business sustainability

Consumer access to credit and market liquidity

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD on August 3rd, Application to remove the burden of unnecessary underwriting requirements for self-employed borrowers applying for an FHA mortgage.
  • NAR sent a letter to Representatives Van Taylor, Barr, and Lawson on July 30th. We thank you for introducing the Helping Open Properties Endeavor (HOPE) Act (H.R. 7809), which creates a credit facility to prevent commercial foreclosures.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate Chairs on July 29, thanking them for selected provisions of the HEALS Act Petition for additional clarification on the effects of consumer credit indulgence.
  • NAR sent a letter to the heads of the House Committee on Financial Services on July 21 Ensure economic recovery efforts to promote black home ownership, including incorporating alternative data into credit scoring and developing innovative forms of finance.
  • NAR wrote a letter to congressional leaders on July 17 advocating continued support for the real estate industry and focusing on Americans' needs for housing security. improved consumer access to creditand financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR sent a letter to the heads of the House and Senate Financial Services and Banking Committees on July 8. Advocating forbearance and housing stability, rent support, eviction and clarity of creditworthiness, and financing of housing advice.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to HUD and the FHFA on June 24th addressing the handling of closed but pre-sale loans to the FHA or GSE and GSE Effects on reduced access to credit and market liquidity.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on June 9. Expressing concern about the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) new compensation policy, which will restrict homebuyers' access to FHA-insured loans.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on April 20. Ask for a delay in the creation of the Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules and renew the temporary GSE QM patch“To ensure market stability and security during this ongoing national emergency.
  • A number of real estate mortgage companies wrote letters to the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on April 7. Application for Protection from the Unintended Consequences of Forbearance Applications for Mortgages through increased servicer liquidity.
  • NAR joined a coalition statement on April 4 addressed to financial regulators advocating a Liquidity facility for servicers to support homeowners and tenants affected by COVID-19 in light of the recently passed CARES law.
  • NAR sent a letter to the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on March 27 to protect themselves against this negative effects on the liquidity of the primary market by asking for assistance to the mortgage services industry, which is facing an extraordinary amount of forbearance inquiries.

Basic real estate services

  • NAR worked successfully with the Department of Cyber ​​Infrastructure (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that residential and commercial real estate services, including settlement services, were included in the "Guidelines for the Workforce of Essential Critical Infrastructure". NAR continues to assist state associations and industry partners in advocating state administration and governors to ensure that certain real estate services are considered "essential services" in emergency filings.
    • NAR joined a coalition letter to the National Governors Association, the United States Mayors' Conference, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments, and the State Government Affairs Council on March 26 Financial services and housing are recognized as "essential services".
    • On March 26, NAR joined a coalition letter to the Department of Homeland Security to designate the construction of single-family and multi-family houses as an “essential infrastructure company”.
    • NAR joined a coalition letter to the National Governors Association, the U.S. Mayors' Conference, and the National League of Cities on March 25 Real estate appraisals are to be recognized as "essential services"“As more state and local jurisdictions implement shelters.

Limitation of Liability

  • NAR joined a coalition letter to Congress on July 30th Urgent support for the provisions on limitation of liability in the "SAFE TO WORK Act" (p. 4317)protecting businesses, healthcare workers, nonprofits, and educational institutions from unfair lawsuits.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate leaders on July 29th I thank you for selected provisions of the HEALS Act, including temporary liability protection while asking for additional assistance to real estate businesses and housing security for Americans.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the Congress leaders on July 17, which they advocated Continuing support for the real estate industry and an urgent focus on Americans' needs for housing security, improved consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR joined a broad coalition letter to members of Congress on May 27 Advocate temporary, targeted release laws to protect companies from unfair lawsuits.

Opportunity Zones

  • NAR made a statement to the House Committee on Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee on Means and Ways on June 18. Advocating clarity on PPP loan origination and an expansion of the Opportunity Zone program ensure that the housing sector continues to be instrumental in supporting a recovering economy.
  • NAR signed coalition letters to the House and Senate on May 14Improvement of tax incentives in the opportunity zone Promote capital formation and employment growth during economic recovery.
  • NAR sent a letter to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on March 17th Deadline burden for the safe harbor of working capital for qualified opportunity funds with every upcoming package of tax breaks.

Regulatory reform

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD on August 3rd, Application to remove the burden of unnecessary underwriting requirements for self-employed borrowers applying for an FHA mortgage.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the congress leaders on July 17th, advocating it Continuing support for the real estate industry and an urgent focus on Americans' needs for housing security, improved consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR wrote a letter on July 13th HUD calls for the withdrawal of its rule to change the HUD interpretation of the different standards of effectiveness of the Fair Housing Act.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on June 30 Support for a longer period of feedback on the regulatory capital framework proposed again by the Agency in light of the attention and focus on COVID-19 responses.
  • NAR signed a coalition letter to housing officials on April 27 Application for the temporary suspension of housing-related regulations regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure that all available resources are used to deal with the crisis and its aftermath.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on April 20. Ask for a delay in the creation of the Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules and renew the temporary GSE QM patch“To ensure market stability and security during this ongoing national emergency.

Remote online authentication

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate Chairs on July 29, thanking them for selected provisions of the HEALS Act Petition for additional assistance to real estate companies, including remote online notariesand housing security for Americans.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the Congress leaders on July 17, which they advocated Continuing support for the real estate industry and an urgent focus on Americans' needs for housing security, improved consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR supports the Law on Securing and Enabling Trade Using Remote and Electronic Notarization of 2020 (p. 3533, H.R. 6364, the SECURE Notarization Act), which would expand access to remote online notary public (RON). The legislation would also enable the immediate nationwide use of RON with minimum standards and provide security for the international recognition of RON.
    • NAR joined a coalition letter to the leaders of Congress on March 26th in support of bipartisan legislation.
    • NAR sent a letter to House leadership and a separate letter to House representatives on March 24th in support of bipartisan legislation.
    • NAR sent a letter to the leaders of Congress on March 20 in support of bipartisan legislation.

Tax advantages, 1031 similar exchanges

  • NAR wrote a letter to Senators Jones and Gardner on August 3rd. I thank you for your efforts in introducing the "American Dream Down Payment Act", “, In which qualified down payment savings programs are set up, similar to 529 plans.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate leaders on July 29th We thank them for select provisions of the HEALS Act, including increasing the tax credit for hiring and retaining employees and increasing the tax credit for spending to protect employees, among other.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to Senate finance leaders on June 22 in support of the tax regulations of the CARES Act on Net Operating Losses (NOLs)including resignation policy and suspension of excessive business loss allowance restrictions.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to Congress leaders on June 17 in support of bipartisan legislation expanding the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)This is an incentive for companies to keep employees on payroll while they are affected by the pandemic.
  • NAR sent a letter to the White House on June 4th urges more work to be done to remedy the situation during the pandemic, including a number of provisions designed to help REALTORS® and real estate remain a powerful force in our economy, including flexibility and expansion of their grant programs.
  • NAR sent a letter to Congress leaders on May 14th in favor of provisions in favor of independent contractors, small business owners, consumers and the real estate industry directly addressing the various challenges of the pandemic.
  • NAR signed a coalition letter to the Treasury Department on April 20 further deadlines for 1031 similar exchangesto clear the confusion in the recent IRS notice on the matter and to provide retroactive relief to limited investors who failed to meet previous deadlines.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to finance on March 23 and campaigned for it Delay of 1031 similar exchange periods Ensure liquidity in the real estate markets.
  • NAR signed a coalition letter on March 18 calling on Congress to provide easily accessible and unsecured information Loan to employers and self-employed of all sizes to ensure they have the money to pay their workers, rent, and other expenses during this crisis.
  • NAR sent a letter to the finance department on March 17th Relief for 1031 similar exchanges up to 180 day completion dates in response to delays in settlement due to title companies and others that closed during the outbreak. The letter also advocates extending the 45-day period to identify potential properties as exchange candidates. Aid has been provided to this program in the past for other disasters declared by the President.

Federal financial support

General federal funding and charitable advocacy

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Congress leaders on July 17, which they advocated Continuing support for the real estate industry and an urgent focus on Americans' needs for housing security, improved consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Committee on Budgetary Funds, Housing, Urban Development and Allied Agencies on July 7th Support for HUD rental and housing programs and assistance with emergency rent for those affected by the pandemic.
  • NAR signed a coalition letter to the president and congressional leaders along with representatives from 30 other industries on May 3 through the America & # 39; s Recovery Fund Coalition. to support a federal direct aid fund for the rapid liquidity of companies affected by the national emergency COVID-19.
  • NAR launched a coalition letter to the finance minister on April 3 direct emergency support to 501 (c) (6) organizationsB. Trade and professional associations to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the president, finance minister and leaders of Congress on March 31, calling for an increase Support to the business community through a “recovery fund” designed to help companies retain and hire employees, maintain employee benefits, and meet operational cost obligations.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter on March 24, urging Congress to do so Support for all non-profit organizationsincluding trade associations and chambers of commerce that provide vital resources to communities including human resource development, education, civic events, and other support.

SBA loans (PPP and EIDL) and major road loan programs

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate leaders on July 29th thank you her for selected provisions of the HEALS Act, including improvements to the PPP loan program, e.g. B. the approval of 501 (c) (6) organizationsand applied for loans under $ 150 to be auto-granted and extend the Main Street Lending Program to smaller businesses.
  • NAR wrote a letter to Congress leaders on July 17 advocating continued support for the real estate industry, focusing on Americans' needs for home security, improving consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to congressional leaders on July 15 calling for the next pandemic relief package Extend the PPP to all multi-family businesses.
  • NAR joined a broad coalition letter to the heads of the Small Business Committee of the House and Senate on July 9 Support of the "Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act" (p. 4117), which provides for the granting of credits for PPP credits under USD 150,000.
  • NAR sent a letter to Senators Cramer, Menendez, Sinema, and Tillis in July 1 Support of the "Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act" (p. 4117), which provides for the granting of credits for PPP credits under USD 150,000This provides the relief they need for many small businesses and independent contractors.
  • On July 1st, NAR wrote a letter to representatives Wagner and Clay in recognition of the "Calculate PPP Forgiveness Act of 2020", the Improves compliance with the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through a more accurate estimate of lending Amounts for individual PPP loans.
  • NAR sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on June 21 Endorse the expansion of the Main Street Lending Program to 501 (c) (6) organizations that provide vital services to American businesses and are critical components of economic recovery.
  • NAR made a statement to the House Committee on Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee on Means and Ways on June 18. Advocating clarity on PPP loan origination and an expansion of the Opportunity Zone program ensure that the housing sector continues to be instrumental in supporting a recovering economy.
  • NAR presented a statement to the House Committee on Small Business on June 17 for a hearing on the Paycheck Protection Program. in recognition of their work in ensuring that the SBA loan programs provide critical support to small businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR issued a statement to the Senate Small Business Committee on June 10 for a hearing on "Implementation of Title I of the CARES Act," in recognition of the work Congress has done Protecting small businesses and independent contractors and ensuring that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) remain accessible.
  • NAR sent a letter to the White House on June 4th urges further work to remedy the situation during the pandemic, including a number of provisions designed to help REALTORS® and real estate remain a strong force in our economy, including flexibility and the expansion of their grant programs.
  • NAR sent a letter to the chairman and senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on June 2. Endorsement of continued support from small business owners and independent contractors, including additional flexibility for the SBA loan programs and the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending program, as well as increased eligibility for 501 (c) (6) organizations.
  • NAR sent a letter to select members of the House on May 26 in support of the non-partisan Flexcheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 6886), which adds flexibility needed for the PPP loanThis includes extending the schedule for applying for and using the loans, as well as removing the 75 percent limit that must be used for wage and salary costs.
  • NAR sent a letter to Congress leaders on May 14th in favor of provisions in favor of independent contractors, small business owners, consumers and the real estate industry directly addressing the various challenges of the pandemic.
  • NAR sent a letter to Congress leaders on May 8th Concerns about the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the uncertainty for both applicants and recipients about lending requirements.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to members of Congress on May 4 Endorsement that all nonprofits be eligible for the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the next federal COVID-19 emergency aid legislation.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to Congress leaders on April 15 Urging 501 (c) (6) organizations to be eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program – Organizations that provide assistance in helping small businesses, independent contractors, and the self-employed who are driving the American economy.
  • NAR sent a letter to the leaders of Congress on April 13th urges further funding for both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) as the funds of many business owners facing financial difficulties are quickly depleted and still in need.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to Congress leaders on April 7th to support the millions of workers affected by unemployment amid the ongoing national emergency Protection from eviction moratoria, assistance with mortgage forbearance and increased funding for programs such as the SBA PPP and the creation of a facility for mortgage service providers.
  • NAR joined and supported a coalition letter on March 19 Small business emergency loan programs and including forgiveness for part of the payroll-related loans.

Unemployment benefits

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate leaders on July 29th I thank them for select provisions of the HEALS Act, including extending unemployment benefits for pandemicswhile asking for additional assistance to real estate businesses and housing security for Americans.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the leaders of Congress on July 17, advocating continued support for the real estate industry, focusing on Americans' needs for housing security, improved consumer access to credit, and more financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR sent a letter to the White House on June 4th urges more work to be done to remedy the situation during the pandemic, including a number of provisions designed to help REALTORS® and real estate remain a strong force in our economy, including flexibility and the expansion of their grant programs.
  • NAR sent a letter to Congress leaders on May 14th in favor of provisions in favor of independent contractors, small business owners, consumers and the real estate industry directly addressing the various challenges of the pandemic.
  • NAR sent a letter on March 20 calling on Congress Support the self-employed who lack the traditional benefits available to traditional W-2 employees.
  • NAR sent a letter to the leaders of Congress on March 12th Support for self-employed and other small business owners.

Housing security & affordability

Fair Housing Advocacy & Housing Counseling Services

  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate Chairs on July 29, thanking them for selected provisions of the HEALS Act Petition for additional assistance with housing security, including funding for housing advice services.
  • NAR sent a letter to the heads of the House Committee on Financial Services on July 21 to ensure economic recovery efforts promote black home ownershipThese include direct investments in historically separated and devalued neighborhoods, as well as promoting the efforts of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to improve service for non-white communities.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the congress leaders on July 17th, advocating it Continuing support for the real estate industry and an urgent focus on Americans' needs for housing security, improved consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR wrote a letter on July 13th HUD calls for the withdrawal of its rule to change the HUD interpretation of the different standards of effectiveness of the Fair Housing Act.
  • NAR sent a letter to the heads of the House and Senate Financial Services and Banking Committees on July 8. Advocating forbearance and housing stability, rent support, eviction and clarity of creditworthiness, and financing of housing advice.
  • NAR wrote a letter on July 1 to the heads of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee and the Affiliate Agencies Subcommittee Request to increase funding for fair housing activities and housing advice services to prevent the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic from threatening the housing situation of Americans.
  • NAR sent a letter to Senator Menendez on July 1 Recognition of legislation to increase investment in housing advisory services This is important to help prevent mortgage defaults and foreclosures that compromise home security.
  • NAR sent a letter to select members of the House of Representatives on May 26 in support of the Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2019 (p. 3639), which allows this First time buyers who have taken approved home advice to lower their FHA mortgage insurance rates.

Forbearance, eviction moratoriums, rent support

  • NAR joined a coalition letter to Congress leaders on July 31 Pushing for rental support to be included in the next COVID-19 emergency legislation.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the Senate Chairs on July 29, thanking them for selected provisions of the HEALS Act Petition for Additional Housing Security Assistance, Including Extended Forbearance, Mortgage and Rent Assistance.
  • NAR wrote a letter to convention leaders on July 17, calling for continued support for the real estate industry urgent focus on the residential security needs of Americans, improved consumer access to credit and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to congressional leaders on July 15, calling for the next pandemic relief package to be included Emergency rental assistance, targeted eviction moratoriums, mortgage leniency protection and increased funding for federal programs.
  • NAR sent a letter to the heads of the Financial Services and Banking Committees in the House and Senate on July 8. Advocating forbearance and housing stability, rent support, eviction and clarity of creditworthiness, and financing of housing advice.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Committee on Budget, Housing, Urban Development and Allied Agencies on July 7th Support for HUD rental and housing programs and assistance with emergency rental for those affected by the pandemic.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to HUD and the FHFA on June 24th addressing the handling of closed but pre-sale loans to the FHA or GSE and GSE Effects on reduced access to credit and market liquidity.
  • NAR mailed a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on June 18 in support of the 2020 Home Buyer Access To Credit Act (H.R. 6794) Supporting Homebuyers' Ability to Forbearance and ensure that there is a market for properly subscribed loans in these uncertain times.
  • NAR wrote a letter to the director of the Federal Housing Agency (FHFA) on June 17th recognizing recent efforts to assist homeowners in need These include expanding forbearance programs, expanding moratoriums on foreclosure and eviction actions, and translating revised mortgage assistance requests and scripts for servicers related to forbearance requests.
  • NAR presented a statement to the House Financial Services Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee on June 10 for a hearing on the eviction crisis in favor of emergency rental assistance and support for housing providers.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on June 9. Ausdruck der Besorgnis über die neue Entschädigungsrichtlinie der Federal Housing Administration (FHA), die den Zugang von Eigenheimkäufern zu FHA-versicherten Darlehen einschränken wird.
  • NAR unterzeichnete am 1. Juni ein Koalitionsschreiben an den Vorsitzenden und das ranghöchste Mitglied des Senatsausschusses für Banken, Wohnungswesen und städtische Angelegenheiten. Unterstützung eines Programms zur Unterstützung bei der Vermietung von Notfällen, gezielter Schutz vor Räumungsmoratorien sowie verstärkter Schutz vor finanziellen Maßnahmen und Nachsicht bei Hypothekenunter anderem.
  • NAR unterzeichnete am 15. Mai ein Koalitionsschreiben an die Federal Reserve, die Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) und das Amt des Währungsprüfers (OCC), um die Leitlinien zu klären ermutigt Finanzinstitute, konstruktiv mit Kreditnehmern zusammenzuarbeiten, die von COVID-19 betroffen sind.
  • NAR schickte am 7. Mai einen Brief mit der Mortgage Bankers Association in Unterstützung der Gesetzgebung zur Finanzierung von Hypotheken- und Miethilfen für Amerikaner, die aufgrund von COVID-19 mit finanziellen Schwierigkeiten konfrontiert sind.
  • NAR unterzeichnete am 4. Mai einen Koalitionsbrief an die Führer des Kongresses Unterstützung bei der Vermietung von Notfällen für Amerikaner, die aufgrund der Pandemie einen Einkommensverlust oder -rückgang erlitten haben.
  • NAR schloss sich am 4. Mai einem Koalitionsschreiben an das Finanzministerium, das Ministerium für Wohnungsbau und Stadtentwicklung (HUD), das Büro für finanziellen Verbraucherschutz (CFPB) und die Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) an. Unterstützung bei der Schaffung eines umfassenden verbraucherorientierten Portals für Hypotheken- und Mietentlastungsoptionen durch die jüngste Bundesgesetzgebung während des nationalen Notfalls zur Verfügung gestellt.
  • NAR sandte am 24. April einen Brief an die Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Bedenken hinsichtlich erhöhter FHA-Prämien für Eigenheimkäufer Angesichts der höheren Kosten, die bereits durch neue Überlagerungen von Kreditgebern aufgrund von pandemiebedingter Nachsicht und Ausfallbedenken entstehen.
  • NAR sandte am 8. April ein Kommentarschreiben an die Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) und das Amt des Währungsprüfers (OCC) zu der vorgeschlagenen Verordnung des Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Empfehlung von Änderungen zur Unterstützung von Amerikanern mit niedrigem und mittlerem Einkommen und Sicherstellung, dass alle Vorschläge die besonderen Umstände der Pandemie berücksichtigen.
  • NAR schloss sich am 7. April einem Koalitionsbrief an die Kongressleiter an, um die Millionen von Arbeitnehmern zu unterstützen, die während des anhaltenden nationalen Notstands von Arbeitslosigkeit betroffen sind Schutz vor Räumungsmoratorien, Unterstützung bei der Nachsicht von Hypotheken und Aufstockung der Mittel für die Finanzierung von Programmen wie dem SBA PPP und die Schaffung einer Einrichtung für Hypothekendienstleister.
  • NAR schloss sich am 19. März einem Koalitionsbrief an den Kongress an, zusammen mit Vertretern von gewinnorientierten und gemeinnützigen Eigentümern, Entwicklern und anderen, die an der Bereitstellung erschwinglicher Mietwohnungen beteiligt sind. Der Brief bittet um direkte Mietunterstützung für Familien Personen, die Einkommensverluste aufgrund von COVID-19 haben, vor pauschalen Räumungsmoratorien warnen (sollten auf Situationen im Zusammenhang mit COVID-19 ausgerichtet sein) und Erleichterungen für Immobilieneigentümer in Form von Hypotheken oder anderer finanzieller Nachsicht beantragen.

Infrastruktur

Finanzierung des Breitbandzugangs und der Infrastruktur

  • NAR schrieb am 29. Juli einen Brief an die Senatsvorsitzenden und dankte ihnen für ausgewählte Bestimmungen des HEALS Act Petition für erweiterten Breitband.
  • NAR schrieb am 17. Juli einen Brief an die Kongressleiter, für den sie sich einsetzten Fortsetzung der Unterstützung für die Immobilienbranche und dringende Konzentration auf die Bedürfnisse der Amerikaner nach Wohnraumsicherheit, verbesserten Zugang der Verbraucher zu Krediten und finanzielle Flexibilität für Unternehmen und unabhängige Auftragnehmer.
  • NAR schrieb am 30. Juni einen Brief an Senator Wicker zur Unterstützung des „Accelerating Broadband Connectivity Act“ Unterstützung des Breitbandaufbaus in unterversorgten Gemeinden, entscheidend für die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung während der Erholung der Pandemie.
  • NAR sandte am 26. Juni einen Brief an House Leaders zur Unterstützung des "Moving Forward / INVEST in America Act" (H.R. 2), der dies tun würde Gewährleistung erheblicher Investitionen in Landverkehr, Nahverkehr, Breitbandzugang und erschwinglichen Wohnraumunter anderem zur Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen und zur Wiederbelebung von Gemeinschaften.
  • NAR schrieb am 15. Juni einen Brief an das House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in Unterstützung erheblicher langfristiger Transportmittel, einschließlich Landtransport-, Breitband- und Wasserinfrastruktur das ist entscheidend für die wirtschaftliche Gesundheit des Landes.
  • NAR sandte am 4. Juni einen Brief an die Vertreter Clyburn (D-SC) und Upton (R-MI) zur Unterstützung der parteiübergreifenden Gesetzgebung „Rural Broadband Acceleration Act (H.R. 7022)“ initiiert sofortige Investitionen in ländliches Hochgeschwindigkeitsbreitband Einzelpersonen dabei zu unterstützen, von zu Hause aus zu arbeiten, Kinder zu lernen, kleine Unternehmen zu gedeihen und Immobilienwerte zu steigern.
  • NAR sandte am 11. Mai einen Brief an die Kongressleiter in support of increased investment in broadband infrastructure and services so critical to Americans and businesses as virtual interactions and needs increase.

Census Advocacy

  • NAR wrote a letter on July 29, to Senate Leaders thanking them for select HEALS Act provisions, including additional funding for the Census Bureau.
  • NAR joined a coalition letter on May 14, to Congressional Appropriations leaders requesting support for the Census Bureau to ensure there are adequate resources to complete the 2020 Census.

State & Local Government Funding

  • NAR wrote a letter on July 29, to Senate Leaders thanking them for select HEALS Act provisions, while petitioning for additional emergency funding for state and local governments.
  • NAR wrote a letter on July 17, to Congressional Leaders advocating for continued support for the real estate industry and urging focus on the housing security needs of Americans, increased consumer access to credit, and financial flexibility for businesses and independent contractors.
  • NAR sent a letter on May 21, to Congressional Members supporting legislation that provides emergency funding to states and municipalities to help combat the economic and budgetary impact of COVID-19.

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