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Washington Report

The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Government Affairs policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Weekly Report newsletter and check the "legislative & regulatory issues" box.

December 19, 2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the launch of the Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, led by the Acting Flood Insurance Advocate, David Stearrett. NAR strongly supported the creation of the Advocate's Office during congressional debate of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA).
December 19, 2014
The Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill contained a provision which prohibits HUD, FHA, or Ginnie Mae's involvement in the eminent domain scheme developed by Mortgage Resolution Partners and considered by more than a dozen municipalities across the country.
December 12, 2014
On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development held a hearing entitled, “Inequality, Opportunity, and the Housing Market.”
December 12, 2014
On December 11, 2014 NAR held a webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
December 12, 2014
On December 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its 2015 Loan Limits.

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