Government Affairs Digest - March 2021

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Advocacy Impact Day recording

IREM’s Advocacy Impact Day was a great success! Attendees learned about the important issues affecting the real estate management industry, and how to meet with their federal legislators to advocate for meaningful change. While you may have missed the live event, you can still view the recording!

Here's a snapshot of what our dynamic event included:

  • Two keynote speakers:
    •  Todd Buchholz, Economist – Economic Forecast and How it Affects the Property Management Industry
    • Dr. Thomas Songer – The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges in 2021
  • How to virtually meet with legislators and their staff & what issues to discuss

View the recording

American Rescue Plan COVID relief package

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on the business of property managers, owners, and management companies. To help mitigate some of the effects on our members and their businesses, IREM, along with other industry organizations, have been advocating for support and relief for the real estate industry. See below for IREM’s advocacy initiatives relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IREM signs on to coalition letter supporting the Violence Against Women Act

On March 15th, IREM joined 7 other industry stakeholders in sending a letter to House Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy expressing support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The letter also outlined several concerns with the housing provisions included.

Read the full letter

Contact IREM Government Affairs to present at your chapter meeting

The IREM Government Affairs Department would be happy to present at your next Chapter event! Over the past several months, the Government Affairs staff has presented at several Chapter events addressing issues important to the industry including: COVID relief; the CDC Eviction Moratorium and Rental

Affordable Housing

Marcia Fudge Sworn in As Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

National News

The Political Path to Repeal the 1031 Exchange
Commercial & Residential – Tax, 1031 Like-kind exchange

NAHB Wins Legal Decision on Eviction Moratorium Case
Residential – Eviction moratorium

House Introduces SAFE Banking Act
Commercial – Recreational/Medicinal Marijuana

Biden's Use of Fair Housing Act Could Open Doors for Development
Residential – Fair Housing

A Looming Disaster: New Data Reveal Where Flood Damage Is an Existential Threat
Commercial & Residential – National Flood Insurance Program

PPP Extension Act Passed
Commercial & Residential – COVID-19, Payroll Protection Program (PPP)

Why EB-5 Will Likely Be Extended This Summer
Commercial – EB-5 visa investor program

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