Government Affairs Digest - September 2018

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2018 IREM Global Summit – September 26-29

The 2018 Global Summit is only 1 day away!

All government affairs committee/board meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend.

Thursday, September 27

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm – Legislative & Public Policy Committee
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm – Federal Advocacy Board
    *We will be discussing how to be an effective advocate and the return of our Capitol Hill Visits in 2019

Friday, September 28

  • 9:00am - 10:30am – Federal Housing Advisory Board

IREM Submits Disparate Impact Comment Letter to HUD
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it was seeking comments on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Full letter

Houston Area Voters Approve $2.5 Billion in Flood Bond
On August 25, a year to the day after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston region, voters in Harris County, Texas, which includes the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, went to the polls to vote on a $2.5 billion infrastructure bond to finance flood damage reduction projects. Full article

IREM Joins Professional Certification Coalition
IREM recently joined the Professional Certification Coalition. The newly formed Coalition, which currently has 81 members, will address efforts to enact legislation that would undermine the recognition of certifications developed or offered by private certification organizations. More information

Member Contributions

IREM Central Virginia Chapter Hosts Panel to Assesses State of the Economy
The IREM Central Virginia Chapter held a panel discussion between experts in multiple fields for an in-depth look at local, state and national economy and how legislation on all levels might affect the economy, economic development, and the health and well-being of the state and nation.  Full article

Federally Assisted Housing

HUD to Publish Notice on Expedited Process for Relief from Requirements in Disaster Areas

National News

Senators Send AG Sessions Letter Seeking Clarity on Website Accessibility Under ADA
Yes, your landlord can search your Colorado apartment for weed
Repeal of Rent Control Limits to Have Chilling Effect on Housing, Construction

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