More than 121,000 REALTORS from across the nation took action speaking in a unified voice and Congress has responded.
On September 7, the United States Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the NFIP until December 8, 2017. The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Friday, September 8, 2017, and the President signed the bill into law later that day.
While this legislation keeps the NFIP operational until December 8, 2017, NAR will continue legislative advocacy efforts for the
21st Century Flood Reform Act until this long-term re-authorization and reform bill is enacted."
If you missed out on the
Call For Action be prepared for next time:
* My income is too low compared to the high cost of housing * I have too much debt, credit problems * I don't have the money for a down payment * I don't know where to get accurate and reliable information * It feels hopeless - I can't imagine ever becoming a homeowner
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, it is one of my top priorities to bring federal funds home to Hawai'i. I am pleased to announce that Hawai'i is receiving over $15.5 million in federal funds for emergency preparedness, flood forecasting, homeland security, and early childhood development and care. We are also one step closer to making sure that our East-West Center has the funding it needs to advance national security and improve regional cooperation in the Asia Pacific.