NFIP Archive

With Congress Back from Recess, Realtors® Call for Action on Flood Insurance

In less than one month, authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program Expires. The National Association of Realtors® is raising alarm bells about the potential effect on homeowners, consumers, and commercial property owners, with a note to Congress that...
September 5, 2017

In Two Months, the National Flood Insurance Program Expires

As the House and Senate continue their work to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, the countdown to the program’s expiration continues as well. On September 30, the Federal Emergency Management Administration loses its authorization to write new flood...

Hurricane Season Starts Today. Are you Ready?

June 1st marks the official start of hurricane season, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration already warning of an “above average” year in 2017. NOAA forecasters currently predict “a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35...

Story Idea: How NFIP Expiration Would Affect Homeowners

On September 30, less than six months from now, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of REALTORS® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market...
April 10, 2017

Tick Tock! National Flood Insurance Program Expires in Six Months, and Realtors® Are Sounding Alarm Bells

The National Flood Insurance Program provides affordable flood insurance to property owners across 22,000 communities, protecting homes and businesses from major flood disasters. But the program requires Congressional approval, and the clock is ticking. With just six months to...

Flood Insurance on the Agenda as National Consumer Protection Week Unfolds

The Federal Trade Commission’s “National Consumer Protection Week” kicked off on March 5, and a top consumer issue of importance to Realtors® is what will happen to the National Flood Insurance Program later this year. Over 21,000 communities depend...

Skipping Flood Protection a “Really Big Mistake,” Say Experts

Floods have claimed more lives and property than any other natural disaster overt the past century, and it isn’t just happening along the coast. Major flooding has occurred in every state as a result of hurricanes, rising waters, severe...

House-Passed Legislation Promises Flood-Insurance Flexibility for Consumers

The House of Representatives voted today to advance legislation that will foster a private flood-insurance market, and the National Association of Realtors® is standing firmly behind the effort. “Consumers who wish to purchase insurance in the private market should...

Conversation on National Flood Insurance Program Heats Up

The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire in September 2017, and according to the National Association of Realtors®, the stakes are high for reauthorization. The program lapsed twice between 2008 and 2012, and NAR estimates that as...
April 15, 2016