Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR Opposes FHA Flood Regulation

On July 26, 2017, NAR, as part of a broad coalition of housing, lending, insurance and consumer groups, opposed a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulation barring lenders from accepting private flood insurance on FHA insured loans, and urged its immediate reversal.

On the same day, NAR wrote the full Senate requesting support and co-sponsorship of S. 563, “The Flood Insurance Market Parity & Modernization Act” (Heller [R-NV]; Tester [D-MT]). The bill would remove additional barriers to the private market, which increasingly, is offering better coverage at lower cost than the National Flood Insurance Program. 

Read NAR's letter to FHA

Read NAR's letter to the Senate

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