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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.

Treasury Department Holding Short Sale Workshop in Orlando

October 12, 2012: 

On Nov. 2, 2012, The Treasury Department, in collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS®, will hold Making Home Affordable “Help for Homeowners” outreach events in Orlando, Fla.

NAR Submits Comments on CFPB's Proposed Mortgage Servicing Rules

October 12, 2012: 

On Oct. 8, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted comments to the CFPB on proposed rules for national servicing standards to make improvements to mortgage servicing.

California Utilities Announce Innovative Financing For Energy Efficiency Retrofits

October 5, 2012: 

Recently, several California investor-owned utilities announced the development of an On-Bill Repayment (OBR) program using third-party capital to finance energy efficiency retrofits in commercial properties.

Reprieve for Rural Communities

September 28, 2012: 

More than 900 communities nationwide will not lose access to rural housing programs this fall as expected after he Office of Rural Development of the Department of Agriculture published an Administrative Notice delaying implementation of 2010 Census data for use in their programs through March 27, 2013.

NAR Urges Federal Reserve to Improve Access to Mortgage Credit

September 21, 2012: 

NAR President Moe Veissi wrote to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke regarding tight access to mortgage credit, urging Bernanke to weigh in on three key rule proposals.

Taking Mortgages Through Eminent Domain: Not the Solution to the Housing Crisis

September 21, 2012: 

NAR attended a recent symposium in Washington, D.C., that highlighted the many concerns and questions regarding a new proposal being considered by several local governments across the country to seize mortgages by using their eminent domain authority.

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