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Government Affairs Digest - July 2021

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Recording of the Congressional Briefing now available

On July 21, we hosted our third annual Congressional Briefing titled “The Impact of federal legislation on real estate” for Members of Congress and their staff.

Be sure to check out the recording to hear Federal Housing Advisory Board Chair, Shannon Longino, CPM®; Vice-Chair Susan Monaghan, CPM®; and Daniel Wagner, SVP Government Relations with the Inland Real Estate Group discuss affordable housing and retaining the 1031 Like-kind exchange.

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Eviction moratorium over – see how your state is distributing rental assistance.

The CDC eviction moratorium officially ends on July 31st, but we are still working with legislators and governmental agencies to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

There are still billions of dollars of rental assistance available to renters. For information about your states rental assistance programs, check out the NSHC Rental Assistance Map.

CFPB Publishes “Help for landlords” website

Help for landlords

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused money struggles for both renters and landlords. You’re an important part of the rental economy. If your rental income has fallen, you can take advantage of options to keep you in control of your property and your financial situation.

Meet with legislators

Want to influence your Member of Congress? Show up in person!

With federal legislators returning to their home districts for August recess, now is the perfect time to schedule an in-district meeting. As local economies continue to reopen, connecting with your elected representatives at all levels to make your voice heard is especially critical.

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Member Spotlight

How to tackle the staffing challenge from the inside
By Gwen Volk CPM®

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Affordable Housing

Underbuilding has led to 'acute shortage' of housing and 'affordability crisis,' study says

National News

Housing is Critical Infrastructure: Social and Economic Benefits of Building More Housing
Residential – Infrastructure

Senators say a deal with the White House is in hand on infrastructure
Commercial & Residential – Infrastructure

With Just a Month Left of the Eviction Moratorium, Many Mom-and-Pop Landlords and Tenants Are Still Unaware of Federal Rental Assistance
Residential – Eviction moratorium

Logjams Are Keeping Much of $47 Billion in Federal Aid From Renters
Residential – Rental assistance

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