Government Affairs Digest - December 2021

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The IREM Government Affairs teams everyone a safe and happy holidays!

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Advocacy Impact Day – March 8th & 9th Save the Date!

IREM is returning to Washington D.C. to conduct our Advocacy Impact Day (AID) on March 8 & 9, 2022. The fly-in offers our members an opportunity to meet with their federal legislators and advocate for issues critical to the real estate management industry. Further information about registration, social distancing protocols, and other pertinent information about AID will be provided soon.

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Webinar: Advocacy – A Year in Review and Looking Forward to 2022

January 12, 2022 – 11:00am Central

While 2021 presented many of the same challenges that property managers faced in 2020, there were some positives. For example, we saw the federal eviction moratorium come to an end and the acceleration of funds by the emergency rental assistance program. Join the IREM government affairs team for a dynamic session addressing all the issues you had to deal with in 2021 and a look forward to the opportunities and challenges facing the property management industry in 2022.

Learning objectives:

  • A brief summary of the challenges property managers faced in 2021
  • Overview of the two infrastructure proposals, where they stand in Congress, and how they may affect the real estate management industry
  • A look ahead to 2022 and the opportunities and challenges for the industry moving forward
  • 2022 is an election year. The midterm elections will be held where all 435 House seats and 34 Senate seats are up for election. The session will address on how the midterms and the results will affect the real estate industry.


IREM Policy Statements – Business Issues & Fair Housing and Discrimination first to be revised

The IREM Legislative and Public Policy Committee (LPP) and staff were hard at working during 2021 revising our Policy Statements. Many of policy statements have not been revised for several years. As such, the LPP is undertaking a holistic, multi-phased review with this being the first round of modifications.

The intent is not to change IREM’s current position in the policy statements; rather, the objective of the revisions is to include language that is more ‘evergreen’, consolidate where appropriate, ensure they are up to date with the latest regulations and technology, and are consistent with best practices. The first two categories to be revised is our Business Issues and Fair Housing and Discrimination policies. The revisions were approved by the Governing Council at the Global Summit. Please click on the link below to review.

Read the policy statements

2021 IREM Government Affairs Initiatives & What’s Ahead in 2022

The IREM Government Affairs team has been hard at work advocating for the real estate management industry. Check out this infographic for an overview of some of the highlights and what we have planned in 2022.

IREM Advocacy Initiatives

Affordable Housing

Chicago Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

National News

Finance Committee Releases Updated Build Back Better Text
Commercial & Residential – Infrastructure

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Surpasses 2.5 Million Payments to Renters and Landlords
Residential – Rental Assistance

Some Opportunity Zone Benefits Are Set to Expire, and Investors May Start Flooding In
Commercial – Opportunity Zones

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