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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.

September 11, 2014
Many states have experienced delayed processing times for the Single Family Rural Housing Direct and Guaranteed Loan Programs.
September 11, 2014
In Feb. 2014, President Obama signed H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Farm Bill), to protect more than 900 communities that were at risk of losing access to federal rural housing programs.
September 5, 2014
NAR has been working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help guide the agency’s efforts to identify lead paint hazards in remodeling activities in commercial buildings.
August 29, 2014
FEMA has updated THE manual which insurance companies use to write flood insurance policies.  The comprehensive manual provides answers to just about any question a REALTOR® or REALTOR® Association staffer may have regarding flood insurance, ranging from how condos are treated to rate tables as revised by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act enacted earlier this year.
August 29, 2014
On August 26, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued its final rule to eliminate post-payment interest charges on FHA-insured single family mortgages.
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