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REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT BY JUNE 15TH TO VOTE-IN-THE-PRIMARY

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BE SURE TO REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT BY NEXT MONDAY JUNE 15TH! IN ORDER TO VOTE  IN THE JUNE 23RD, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION!

Participating in the Census Strengthens Communities

                                  2020 NAR Census and Housing Infographic 1587w 2245h

Why is the census so important? It means more resources for businesses and communities across the country from housing policy to schools and transportation! Have you completed your Census? 2020census.gov

 

HONK - Emergency Help Needed For Families In Program

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HONK continues to move forward with its mission to help low-income people with an affordable home and a clear path to homeownership.

We are reaching out to you for your help, for dark times do not affect all of us equally. As we know, our most vulnerable populations are the hardest hit.

Know that one simple act may be the difference that keeps hope alive for someone in need.

HONK is currently serving 34 households in affordable homes that we have built or rehabbed. Though a few are renters, the vast majority are in our lease-to-own program and on the path to owning their home. Most are minority families with children.

Each HONK family has worked hard to get into their home. They now need help keeping it.

Every day we are hearing from more HONK families struggling with employment. In one household, both working adults have lost their jobs. Several of our families are self-employed, out of work and struggling to make ends meet. For those that have managed to retain their jobs, they are having to choose between earning an income and risking their health, and the health of their families.

All are in desperate need of help. And in the weeks ahead, these needs will continue to grow.

We don’t know the full impact COVID-19 will have on HONK or the families we serve. We do know that our families won’t be able to survive this alone. The need is urgent.

We are asking for your help in creating an Emergency Fund to assist HONK families through this crisis with their monthly house payment.

Donate Today!

House payments are made to HONK at the first of the month. Most are wondering how they are going to make their next payment. Your support will help HONK families keep their homes and weather the storm. For those in our lease-to-own program, your support will also help them stay on track with their goal of homeownership.

The goal is to raise $20,000, which would cover almost exactly one month of payments for each of our 34 households.

Since your support would ultimately ensure continued income to HONK, it will also help the organization weather the storm, so we can continue our mission into the future.

We need you to give today! Every day and every dollar counts.

RIGHT TOOLS, RIGHT NOW

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In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts – right now – and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations.

Check out the right tools right now program on NAR's website. nar.realtor/right-tools-right-now 

 

 

Self-Employed, Small Business Included in Emergency Aid Measures

The Senate passed emergency legislation Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 to provide support to workers and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill has gone to President Trump, who signed it into law.


 
NAR has published a comprehensive guide to the $2 trillion, 880-page bill educating REALTORS® on the many benefits of the recently passed CARES Act and how they might affect you and your business.

 
These include:
•   $350 billion for the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program, allowing eligible small businesses to secure up to $10 million toward mortgage interest, rents, utilities, and payroll costs. 
 
•   A significant expansion of unemployment insurance for the self-employed and independent contractors that could provide benefits for up to 39 weeks. These workers are not usually covered under traditional state unemployment benefit programs.
 
•   An employee retention tax credit estimated to provide $50 billion to companies that retain existing employees.
 
•   Rebates of $1,200 to single filers and $2,400 to joint filers, plus $500 for each child, subject to income limitations.
 
•   A 60-day foreclosure moratorium and up to 1 year of mortgage forbearance.
 
Among a host of other initiatives, NAR is also working with lawmakers to expand access to remote online notary services and provide direct rental assistance for families who have income loss due to COVID-19. COVID-19 Advocacy FAQ
 

View Legislation Details 

Impact on NAR members