On December 14, 2018, NAR and 23 other housing and financial organizations sent a letter to Senate Leaders McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer (D-NY) urging for the confirmation of Seth D. Appleton for Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The coalition letter stressed Mr. Appleton's extensive experience in housing policy and current role at HUD as demonstrative of his ability to be a leader at HUD and in the housing industry.
On November 26, 2018, NAR and 31 other housing and financial organization sent a letter to Senate Leaders McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer (D-NY) urging for the confirmation of Michael Bright as President of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). The coalition letter cited Mr. Bright's Capitol Hill and securities background, as well as his current role as acting head of Ginnie Mae, as clear indication of his strong ability to continue to lead Ginnie Mae and support the housing finance market.