The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Member's Edge newsletter.
President Trump signed an Executive Order that will focus on eliminating barriers that limit access to affordable housing: namely zoning laws, environmental regulations, building codes and lengthy building permit processes.
Landowners shouldn't have to jump through state-level hoops before heading to federal court to accuse the government of taking their property, the Supreme Court ruled in a decision that overturns a decades-old precedent.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its “Mortgage Closing Scams” tools to inform consumers about wire fraud scams that commonly occur during closings.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) published a final rule adopting changes to the RHS guaranteed and direct single family loan programs proposed in August 2018.
NAR participated in a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Policy Development & Research Stakeholder "HUDdle" on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs).
The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on "The Reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program." NAR submitted a statement for the record for the hearing which expressed strong support for TRIP, and urged the Committee to enact a long-term reauthorization without disrupting the program.
NAR remains invested in protecting access to Association Health Plans (AHPs) and supporting state and local associations’ pursuit of these plans as an affordable and comprehensive health insurance benefit for REALTORS® and their families.
Five federal regulatory agencies - the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, Farm Credit and National Credit Union Administrations - published final regulations clarifying lender acceptance of private flood insurance. These rules will take effect on July 1.
NAR participated in an industry conference focused on “The Changing State of Play for Association Health Plans (AHPs),” with numerous national and state trade associations interested in or already pursuing AHPs.
The House Financial Services Committee passed the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). This Act requires limited liability companies (LLCs) and s-corporations formed under state law to disclose beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).