Now more than ever, Association membership is vital to your business; your dues and RAF contributions are yielding concrete benefits in real time enabling you to conduct business during a national public health crisis that has immobilized millions.
Throughout the past several months, CCAR, C.A.R. and NAR have been hard at work helping to keep your businesses alive and viable during the COVID-19 crisis. Among the outstanding achievements accomplished on your behalf during this shelter-in-place-era include the landmark coup at the county, state and national levels to establish residential real estate as an “Essential Service”.
Without the powerful influence and daily work of your Association government advocacy teams—the core service at the heart of your trade association benefits package—your business might still be shut down due to COVID-19. As a result of the dedicated campaign forged on your behalf to raise awareness and educate government officials about the critical necessity of residential real estate, CCAR, C.A.R. and NAR have opened up a lifeline between government authority and your industry.
Government Advocacy Victories
Following are some examples of your association dues at work to support your business:
- Real Estate as Essential Business Classification
- Property Viewing Authorization
- Ongoing education/outreach to influence COVID-19 decision-making and legislation
The entire local, State and National REALTOR® Association network has created a dynamic program of services to meet your special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Powered by virtual technology, CCAR continues to offer a comprehensive education curriculum and provide uninterrupted membership benefits and services.
- AB 2406 (Wicks) Statewide Rental Registry – C.A.R. opposed this measure as it sought to establish an expansive statewide one-size-fits-all mandate. It did not advance out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will not be moving forward this year.
- AB 1905 (Chiu) Housing & Homeless Response Fund: Personal Income Taxation: Mortgage Interest Deduction – C.A.R. opposition efforts effectively killed this measure in the in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.
- SB 939 (Wiener) Emergencies: COVID-19: Commercial Tenancies: Evictions – C.A.R. opposition efforts successfully derailed this measure in the Senate Appropriations Committee and it will not be moving forward.
- AB 2501 (Limon) COVID-19: Homeowner, Tenant, And Consumer Relief – C.A.R. is opposed to this measure as it may create negative effects on current and prospective homeowners and places onerous requirements for rental property owners and poses disastrous effects on tenants. AB 2501 was defeated on the Assembly Floor this week.
- ACA 11 (Mullin) The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act – C.A.R. successfully influenced the passing of this enhanced measure in both legislative houses. It will replace C.A.R.’s original initiative on the ballot, strengthening the provisions and dedicated funding for fire protection and emergency response to safeguard communities across the state.
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- Real estate “Essential Service” business classification
protections and assistance
- IRS protections/deadline delays for commercial real estate
- Mortgage and rental forbearance and relief packages
- Loans for independent contractors/ small businesses