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NAR responded to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' (FRB) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.
NAR participated in a housing provider coalition call with the White House to discuss the CDC eviction moratorium and rental assistance challenges.
NAR asked the House Small Business Committee for continued support for the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program and to reconsider the Main Street Lending Facility, created by the CARES Act.
The Department of Labor will delay the effective date of the independent contractor rule to May 7, 2021, which is 60 days beyond its original effective date.
NAR submitted a letter to the Senate Banking Committee supporting the nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge to be the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Executive Order (EO) issued by President Biden revoked a 2017 Trump Administration EO that directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue the association health plan (AHPs) regulation that expanded access to these plans for the first time to independent contractors.
NAR sent a letter to Congress thanking legislators for their continued focus on providing economic relief while advocating for more support during the ongoing pandemic.
President Biden recently issued several actions related to ending discrimination and promoting fair housing and equal opportunity for all Americans.
NAR joined its coalition partners to urge the Departments of Treasury and HUD to provide clear guidance to state and local governments when distributing federal rental assistance funds.
On January 25, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to be the next Secretary of the U.S Department of the Treasury.
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