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NAR's policy opposes the use of g-fees for non-housing investments and using the fee as a tax on middle-income ownership.
SBA announced they will open a new online portal on August 4, 2021 for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers to directly apply forgiveness.
In a statement to Congress, NAR highlighted the challenges housing providers have faced from the eviction moratorium, in addition to the issues Americans have had accessing the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
The Association Health Plans Act of 2021 would allow associations to offer group health insurance comparable to that of large employers. Check out the details.
After meeting with the FHFA Director, NAR sent a thank you letter outlining its priorities and opportunities for the FHFA to better support the housing market.
The FHFA announced that it would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to drop a 50 basis point fee on mortgage refinances that had been in place since last fall.
NAR submitted a comment on HUD’s interim final rule, Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications.
Even though the U.S. Supreme Court agreed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lacked the authority to implement a nationwide eviction moratorium, the moratorium remains in place until its expiration date on July 31.
Sandra Thompson, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Deputy Director, was named Acting Director on June 23, 2021.
Due to lack of action in Congress, the EB-5 Regional Center Program expired on June 30, 2021.
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