CFPB Rental Relief Tool
You can help prevent eviction and benefit both renters and housing providers in your community. NAR’s rental assistance information includes a new tool by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that allows renters and housing providers to find information on assistance for rent, utilities, and other housing costs in their area. The site also helps renters and housing providers understand other resources available to help navigate other pandemic-related financial hardships. Learn more.
SBA Launches PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal 
The new portal aims to simplify the forgiveness application process for millions of small businesses, including many sole proprietors who used PPP loans during the pandemic. Learn more.
NYS HERO Act Reminder
Reminder - Under the New York HERO Act, all employers must have a written airborne infection disease exposure plan in place by Thursday, August 5, 2021. The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (New York HERO Act) was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the New York HERO Act is to protect employees against exposure and disease during a future airborne infectious disease outbreak. Visit the New York State Department of Labor website for resources and plan templates, here.
LIBOR Names 2021 REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Recipients
LIBOR is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award. Through this annual program, six $1,000 merit-based scholarships are awarded to three New York Eagle Scouts and three New York Gold Girl Scouts who are in the graduating class of that respective year. Eagle Scout and Gold Girl Scout are the highest rank and achievement attainable in the Scouting programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Learn more about this year’s recipients, here.
LIBOR Seeks REALTORS® Who Give Back for the 2021 REALTOR® Spirit Award
LIBOR is accepting nominations for the 15th annual REALTOR® Spirit Award, which recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. One winner will receive a $5,000 grant for their community cause and will be honored at LIBOR’s Annual Installation and Awards ceremony. Deadline is September 30, 2021. Learn more.
Be a Leader with LIBOR
Great news, REALTORS®! LIBOR’s Board of Directors has opened up eligibility to apply for a leadership position within LIBOR! Join us and help shape the future of your association. Check out the updated Director Candidate Application and criteria. All applications for Director Candidate are due by August 9, 2021. Don't wait, apply today!
Take a CORE Course with LIBOR!
ALL licensees needing to renew their sales, associate broker or brokers license, must complete 22.5 hours of NYS CE credit before the expiration date on their license. Within the 22.5 hours, all licensees are required to complete 7.5 hours of CORE curriculum (3 hours of fair housing, 2.5 hours of ethical business practices,1 hour of agency law, 1 hour legal update). LIBOR offers all you need in a one day CORE course and your remaining 15 hours can be taken on any topic approved for NYS CE credit that you find of interest!

8/11/21 (9AM-5PM): CORE Day Click to Register
Adwerx is a simple and effective platform designed to boost your digital marketing strategy by building awareness of your real estate business, winning more referrals, and promoting your listings to a group of targeted homebuyers online. NAR members receive 15 percent additional impressions, or bonus views, on newly purchased and renewed campaigns created on the Adwerx platform. Learn more.
NY Comm & Invest Cert. 3 Day
(Satisfies Ethical Business Practices,
1 Hr. Agency & National Association of Realtors® Code Of Ethics)
Thursday, August 5; Thursday, August 12; Wednesday, August 18, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
22.5 Hrs. CE     
Collab Essentials Desktop & Mobile
Thursday, August 5, 2:00PM – 4:00PM 
2 Hrs. CE 
Code of Ethics Training
(Satisfies Ethical Business Practices, &
National Association of Realtors® Code Of Ethics)
Friday, August 6, 9:00AM – 11:30AM
2.5 Hrs. CE       
Fair Housing Laws
Monday, August 9, 9:00AM – 12:00PM                             
3 Hrs. CE 
Buying Tips
Waiving contingencies to make their offer more compelling can expose homebuyers to unexpected fees, health-threatening situations, and bad investments.
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Contact Maryann Horan, Government Affairs Coordinator with questions at or at ext. 354.
CDC Extends Eviction Ban
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until October 3rd. As of now, New York State’s Eviction Moratorium ends on August 31st and there has been no announcement on if that will be extended. For more information on the CDC’s extension, click here.
Northport Oyster FLUPSY Officially Dedicated
In 2019, REALTORS® utilized grant funds from NAR to help the Village of Northport build an Oyster FLUPSY (floating upweller system) that will help preserve the oyster population and help to clean the water ways in Northport Harbor. That FLUPSY and another were installed and dedicated this week. For more information, click here.
NYSAR Calls on Governor to End Cold Call Ban
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently issued another State of Emergency in New York State due to gun violence. As a result of being under a State of Emergency, licensees are again prohibited from making any cold calls. NYSAR sees no connection between acting to curb gun violence and the legitimate business practice of cold calling. NYSAR has launched a Call for Action asking the governor and state Legislature to lift the ban on cold calling now and decouple the statutory restrictions on cold calling as it relates to States of Emergency. Take Action now!

State Rent Relief Program Streamlined; REALTORS® Successfully Urge Action
On July 21, NYSAR called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to direct all resources necessary so that the the delay in sending aid to renters and landlords could end immediately. NYSAR also issued a Call for Action where hundreds of REALTORS® responded urging the governor to release the aid immediately. On July 26, the governor announced a more streamlined application process for the rent relief program would be put into place to get funds out the door. More information here.
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