The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) advocates on behalf of its 40,000 members and Hispanic homeowners nationwide. NAHREP focuses on national and state legislative issues that are critical to its mission: to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership.
NAHREP offers recommendations for proposed ruling on DACA
NAHREP submitted a comment letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on November 29, 2021, encouraging a reevaluation of the proposed changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While we are heartened to see DHS make efforts to preserve and strengthen DACA, we offer recommendations that will bolster the program even further. We encourage DHS to secure work authorization for DACA recipients, recognize them for their economic contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and update DACA eligibility standards.
NAHREP urges Congress to refrain from utilizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (“the GSEs”) guarantee fees (“g-fees”) as a source of funding offsets in Infrastructure package
NAHREP joined a coalition of institutions that span the entire housing finance ecosystem to ask Congress to refrain from using Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (“the GSEs”) guarantee fees (“g-fees”) as a source of funding offsets in Infrastructure package. G-fees should only be used as originally intended: as a critical risk management tool to protect against potential mortgage credit losses and to support the GSEs’ charter duties.
Given today’s housing affordability and supply constraints, lawmakers must avoid taking any steps that may exacerbate affordability challenges, which could in turn have negative consequences for the broader economy. The unintended effects of any proposed g-fee increase or extension will be to raise the cost of homeownership for all Americans, and low- to moderate-income and underserved individuals in particular.
NAHREP Supports the nomination of Julia Gordon as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner
NAHREP joins a broad spectrum of the housing industry and community advocacy groups to strongly support the nomination of Julia Gordon as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
FHA plays an integral role in ensuring low- and moderate-income individuals and underserved communities have access to safe and affordable mortgage financing. Gordon has had an exemplary career in both the housing and housing finance fields and her leadership positions provide her a robust background in matters affecting the housing and mortgage industries.
How do you measure up?
For the first time, NAHREP added a ranking of Congressional districts by Hispanic homeownership rate to the State of Hispanic Homeownership! As a constituent and housing professional, you should know how your district and elected officials are performing.
NAC Blog: NAHREP elevator pitch and immigration
Recently, some of our NAHREP leaders were asked: “How would you describe NAHREP to elected officials?” I’m not sure any of them actually answered the question, which prompted me to do a quick refresher on our blog. I think the most important thing to remember is that when you describe NAHREP to elected officials or to any community leader in general, it is important to establish what we are, what we stand for, and why we matter in 30 seconds.
NAC Blog: ¡Gracias mi gente!
Just wanted to drop a quick hello to mi gente hermosa on Thanksgiving. I hope no one is burning the turkey yet and that the turkey is accompanied by tamales, pozole, arroz con gandules, pastelón or lechon. Hopefully there will be some good dancing after dinner and that you make yourselves heard over your loudest relative. (I don’t know about you, but our Thanksgiving dinner gets LOUD.) Seriously though, there is so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday. Personally, I almost teared up on my drive to my parents’ house this week. I spent last Thanksgiving and Christmas without my family due to COVID-19 precautions.
NAC Blog: Half the battle is showing up
NAHREP is a business organization, and it’s also an economic mobility organization committed to building generational wealth for our familias. But most importantly, NAHREP is an organization committed to building leaders. A NAHREP member is not only successful in their business, they are also exceptional leaders, in and out of the NAHREP familia. But, to be exceptional, we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. It is the only way we grow. One way I’m challenging all of you to do that is to show up to city council meetings and speak up during public comment. I want to give a big shout-out to the Temecula Valley Chapter who have made it a point to show up to every city council meeting wearing their NAHREP t-shirts.
As a powerful force in housing policy and market leadership, NAHREP works closely with many bodies including the executive and legislative branches. Keep up-to-date with what we’re speaking out on in our “New Administration Watch”.