Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update……………………………………..…………………October 3, 2018

  • Health Insurance Coalition Launched
  • Coalition Letter Supports Wayfair Decision
  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday November 7, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
  • In Case You Missed It


Health Insurance Coalition Launched
NAR recently co-founded a broad, multi-industry coalition to promote and preserve the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule expanding access to association health plans. [Source: NAR Update 09-27-2018]


Coalition Letter Supports Wayfair Decision
NAR has joined a letter to the House leadership opposing legislative efforts to undermine the Supreme Court's ruling giving states the authority to require online sellers to collect and remit sales tax. [Source: NAR Update 09-27-2018]



HUD Listening Session – Housing Choice Vouchers

 HUD is hosting a series of listening sessions with rental property owners to explore how the agency can boost landlord participation in the housing-choice voucher program. Recent studies have shown many landlords decline to rent to people with vouchers, often due to the additional requirements HUD places on landlords in the program.  HUD is eager to hear from these owners/managers on their experiences and perceptions of the voucher program.


There will be six listening sessions across the country (listed below). NAR has been working with HUD and Congress to reduce burdens in the voucher program, but there is still work to do. We encourage REALTOR® members who own rental properties to attend these sessions and share your thoughts. 


If you are unable to attend one of these sessions but would like to provide feedback, you can do so by sending an email to by October 19, 2018.


Atlanta, GA | Wednesday, September 27, 2018, 10am-12pm

Atlanta Apartment Association

8601 Dunwoody Place Suite 318, Atlanta, GA 30350

Register here -


Dallas/Fort Worth, TX | Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 10am-12pm

HUD Regional Office – Fort Worth, 801 Cherry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Register here -


Philadelphia, PA | Friday, October 05, 2018, 10am-12pm

HUD Philadelphia Regional Office – The Wanamaker Building

100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Register here -


Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10am-12pm

Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA)

621 S. Westmoreland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Register here -


Salem, OR | Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10am-12pm

Salem Public Library

585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Register here -


Salt Lake City, Utah | Thursday, October 18, 2018, 10am-12pm

Utah Association of Realtors

230 Towne Ridge Parkway #175, Sandy, UT 84070

Register here -

[Source: NAR Update 09-26-2018]


Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday November 7, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

Jay Sugnet, Senior Planner, Boulder Housing Division-ADU Regs Before and After Revisions and What’s Next…


In Case You Missed It