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The American Rescue Plan included two health insurance related changes regarding access to premium subsidies in the Affordable Care Act markets that may help members better afford health insurance coverage.
On April 9, 2022, the Biden Administration released its summary request for fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary funding. Check out the provisions affecting the real estate industry.
NAR submitted a comment opposing the Department of Labor’s proposed withdraw of the final rule on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
NAR is concerned that the final rule has still not addressed several weaknesses that could result in higher and inconsistent costs for consumers, discrimination, and a weakening of safety and soundness.
The FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund remained strong given the financial challenges faced by homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages in 2020.
On Monday, March 29, the CDC announced it is extending the federal eviction moratorium for an additional 3 months, through June 30, 2021. The moratorium prohibits housing providers from evicting a tenant who is unable to pay rent as a result of financial hardship due to COVID-19, but does not forgive the rent that is due.
This bipartisan bill extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) deadline to apply for an additional two months, through May 31, and gives SBA lenders an additional 30 days to process those applications.
This bipartisan bill creates a safe harbor for federally-insured financial institutions to provide services to cannabis-related businesses in states that have legalized the substance.
NAR provided a statement for a congressional hearing focused primarily on protecting consumers during the pandemic and matters related to mortgage forbearance, debt collection practices, student loan debt relief, credit scoring, small business support and more.
The legislation extends the deadline to apply for a PPP loan through May 31, 2021, and gives SBA lenders an additional 30 days (through June 30) to process those applications. The bill now goes to the Senate.
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