Federal Issues & Legislation

Congress Passes $2 Trillion CARES Act; What it Means for REALTORS®
Federal

As the House of Representatives' on Friday passed a historic COVID-19 relief package and President Trump signed it into law, the National Association of REALTORS® published a comprehensive guide to the $2 trillion, 880-page bill educating REALTORS® on the many benefits secured by NAR.

Coronavirus Emergency Legislation: What REALTORS® Need to Know
Federal

Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) providing support to American workers, families, and businesses, including the expansion of paid sick leave and family medical leave. It also includes refundable tax credits for small businesses and self-employed individuals to cover the cost of the leave.

REALTORS® Partner to Promote 2020 Census
Federal

The United States Census Bureau has designated the National Association of REALTORS® as a National Partner for the upcoming 2020 Census. With the Bureau seeking to enlist the support of various national organizations, NAR is asking the 1.4 million Realtors® nationwide to help drive Census participation in their respective communities.

State-run Mortgage Assistance Program Ending
STATE

According to the Georgia State Department of Community Affairs, it will be ending one of its major mortgage assistance programs by the end of March 2020.

New Fair Housing Action Plan
Federal

The leadership of the National Association of REALTORS® met in Washington this week where they unanimously passed a Fair Housing Action Plan which will distinguish NAR as a national industry leader on fair housing.

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