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Realtors® Applaud HUD Decision to Target Online Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON (August 20, 2018) – On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a housing discrimination complaint against Facebook, alleging the site’s targeting tools allow advertisers to intentionally exclude specific demographics from viewing or receiving certain...
August 21, 2018

Big Win for Realtors in IRS Guidance on 20% Income Deduction

On Wednesday, August 8, the IRS released its proposed guidance on the new 20 percent business income deduction. The deduction, included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in Congress last year, was a huge win...
August 9, 2018

NAR Supports U.S. Treasury Efforts to Improve Financial Regulation, Foster Tech Innovation

Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued the latest in a series of reports aimed at improving regulation of the U.S. financial system. The report focuses on recommendations for nonbank financials, fintech, and innovation. NAR provided feedback on...
August 8, 2018

NAR Applauds Senate Passage of Flood Insurance Extension

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement after today’s U.S. Senate vote on legislation extending flood insurance funding. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law by the President before tonight’s...
July 31, 2018

Realtors Support Flood-Insurance Reform (Letter to the Editor Published in the WSJ)

The National Association of Realtors has been a vocal supporter of comprehensive reforms to the National Flood-Insurance Program. Regarding your editorial “Hurricane Scalise” (July 21): The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been renewed 41 times since 1998, with...
July 30, 2018

NAR Statement on Kathy Kraninger Nomination for BCFP Director

National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: “In addition to working at the Office of Management and...
June 21, 2018

NAR Welcomes Wesley Shaw to Advocacy Communications Team

Earlier this month, Wesley Shaw was introduced as NAR’s media manager of advocacy issues. Wesley will focus on advancing NAR’s public policy agenda through communications that benefit and inform consumers, Realtors, and government officials from across the country. He...
June 6, 2018