Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update………………………………………………….September 5, 2018

  • NAR Updates from August 2018
  • Freddie Weighs in on Housing Market
  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday October 3, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
  • In Case You Missed It


NAR Updates from August 2018

FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

On August 21, 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Enterprises) are ending their single-family rental pilot programs.


HUD Extends Hurricane Maria Foreclosure Moratorium Once Again

HUD announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has once again extended the foreclosure moratorium for borrowers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria.


NAR Letter on VA Home Loans

NAR sent a letter to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for their hearing on pending legislation. The NAR letter expressed concerns with H.R. 299, the "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018".


Final Rule on Short-Term Health Insurance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule expanding short-term, limited-duration health insurance (STLDI), a type of health insurance typically used to fill gaps in coverage when individuals are transitioning between policies, such as in between jobs.


NAR Provides Feedback to Treasury Report

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued the latest in a series of reports aimed at improving regulation of the U.S. financial system. NAR provided feedback to Treasury earlier this year on this initiative, highlighting a number of topics of importance to REALTORS®.


HUD Approves Puerto Rico Recovery Plan

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced approval of Puerto Rico’s $1.5 billion disaster recovery plan to address damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 1, 2018

NAR Participates at BCFP Roundtable

NAR participated in an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) with Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, newly named Deputy Director Brian Johnson, and other high-level Bureau staff.


AHP Rule Challenged in Court

Twelve attorney generals (AGs) filed suit against the Department of Labor (DOL) challenging the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule issued in June. The state AG’s include New York, Massachusetts, California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, plus D.C.


NAR Meets with GAO to Discuss Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Staff from NAR’s Federal advocacy team met with analysts from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to discuss the current state of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship and its impact on the real estate market.


Freddie Weighs in on Housing Market

Affordability challenges slowed the growth of home sales this summer, according to Freddie Mac's housing market forecast. However, buyer demand remains strong due to these factors. » READ MORE [Source: 08-29-2018]


Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday October 3, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

A conversation with fellow Realtor® and Boulder City Council Member Jill Grano.

Look for more details in the next Public Affairs Update.


In Case You Missed It

  • State economy reaccelerating, gains expected across all industries by CU Boulder’s Rich Wobbekind.  More