Government Affairs Digest - February 2022

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Advocacy Impact Day – March 9th

There’s still time to register for the Advocacy Impact Day! This free, virtual event will take place 1:00pm-4:00pm Central Time on Wednesday, March 9th and will include:

  • A keynote session with political journalist Frank Sesno
  • ‘Fireside Chat with National Leaders’ Join to hear a conversation with Barry Blanton, 2022 CCIM President Leslie G. Callahan III, and NMHC’s Chair Ken Valach
  • Panel discussion on issues to address with legislators. Panelists and issues include:
    • Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy for the National Council of State Housing Agencies will discuss the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    • Greg Brown, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for National Apartment Association will address the Choice in Affordable Housing Act of 2021, and
    • Erin Stackley, NAR Senior Representative on Commercial Legislative Policy, will address the SAFE Act.


IREM’s new bill tracking tools

IREM has partnered with a new platform to track federal and state legislative proposals. The platform will be posted to our Advocacy website soon, but we wanted to share with you the bills we are currently tracking in the 2022 legislative season.

View tracked legislation

*After the 8 U.S. federal bills, you will find a map of the legislation we are tracking at the state level.

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

Contact IREM Government Affairs to present at your chapter meeting

Now that 2022 is underway, your Chapter is probably planning your meetings. Feel free to contact us if you would like us to present on Advocacy issues affecting the real estate management industry. We have presented on issues such as COVID relief, the CDC Eviction Moratorium, Rental Assistance and Federal & State Cannabis Laws on Commercial & Multifamily properties, but always happy to work with chapter to provide relevant content.

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Affordable Housing

Bipartisan group of senators say they have reached a deal on Violence Against Women Act
Residential – Violence Against Women Act

National News

Senate passes short-term government funding to avert shutdown
Commercial & Residential – Government funding

St. Petersburg city leaders vote against rent control
Residential – Rent control

DOJ Updates Its COVID-19 and ADA FAQs with Information About “Streateries” and Medical Facilities’ Visitor Policies
Commercial – ADA accessibility

OZ Investments Surge As The Program Attempts To Emerge From The Uncertainty Of Its Early Years
Commercial – Opportunity Zones

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