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The latest news and updates from Longleaf Pine REALTORS®
HUD Secretary Fudge to Join NAR, The Memorial Foundation for Fair Housing Conversation
by Wesley Shaw
The Memorial Foundation and the National Association of Realtors® will host a conversation on fair housing tomorrow, April 15, at 2 PM on NAR's Facebook page. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, Memorial Foundation President Harry E. Johnson, NAR President Charlie Oppler, JPMorgan Chase & Co Foundation President Janis Bowdler and Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell will join moderator and acclaimed journalist Soledad O'Brien for Thursday's event.

The conversation, "The Past, President and Future of Fair Housing," focuses on the history and intersection of civil rights, real estate business and public policy that has led to the current state of housing infrastructure in the U.S.
"The right to live with dignity and without discrimination in access to housing was one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s central beliefs in his dream where all Americans could truly be free," said Johnson. "We're pleased to join with partners in this critical conversation that furthers Dr. King's vision of democracy, justice, hope and love."
This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark bill signed into law on April 11, 1968, that prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. April is recognized across the nation as Fair Housing Month.

Located in Washington, D.C., The Memorial Foundation, Inc. exists to promote awareness of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and its tenets of democracy, justice, hope and love. The 501C3 nonprofit organization also supports the general upkeep of the Memorial, which as the 5th most-visited memorial on the National Mall sees more than 3 million visitors per year.

The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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Appraiser's Panel: April Luncheon
by Emily McCartney
For the Luncheon, this month, the Board of Directors elected to hold a panel of Appraisers to discuss the current market. They will be available to answer member questions as well. The directors of each committee will be giving reports on the most recent ongoings within the association.

The event takes place on April 20th at 12 pm and it is the monthly Luncheon. It will be hosted via Zoom. You can register for this event via the link above or the
association calendar in your Matrix dashboard. This month we will be hosting an Appraisers Panel to answer questions and discuss the market. A list of ten questions is being compiled by the members. If you have any suggestions feel free to email them to us in response to this email. To view more information about this event click here.
2021 NAR® RPAC Pet Contest NC Finalist
by Angie Hedgepeth
Our own REALTOR® Lisa York (Chairman, NC RPAC) sent this photo for the RPAC pet contest through NAR®. Let’s everyone pull together and support Lisa and RPAC by voting for her photo. Each vote is $15 and goes toward RPAC dollars and participation. Her 2021 theme as the NC RPAC Chairman is G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time).
Let's support her goals and theme by voting for her G.O.A.T. picture! Lisa Says: "I am excited to announce that North Carolina made the finals for the first NAR® Regional RPAC pet contest! We will be reaching out to members and asking for their support so we can WIN! Throughout the month of April, you can vote from the 13 pet finalists, while also supporting RPAC. Each vote is $15 and you can vote multiple times. Under Contract, Callie and Sold Sally from NC are below."
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Government Affairs Update
by Angie Hedgepeth
Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state, and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the monthly “Government Affairs Update”. Look for updates on laws that will affect YOUR industry this year!

Click Here to read her latest report.