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We are the Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the burgeoning Hispanic community. As the nation’s fastest growing minority group, Hispanic are projected to account for 55.5 percent of new homeowners. Our role as trusted advisors and passionate advocates is to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream in a sustainable way that empowers them for generations to come.

NAHREP Policy Actions

National Advocacy Committee Blog: DACA and the YIMBY Movement: The Power of Showing Up

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I spent all of last week in Washington D.C. for my own version of “Capitol Hill Visits.” In the span of three days I met with 12 different offices, all members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. It was cold in D.C. for this chica! I’ve now gotten used to living in sunny San Diego, but I do have to say I miss the fall. Why can’t San Diego have fall leaves? Can we import those and keep the sun?

National Advocacy Committee Blog: Will 2020 be the Nation’s CA Prop 187 moment?

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I was in middle school when Prop 187 passed in California. I vividly recall being in P.E. class in my smelly gym clothes overhearing a group of teachers discussing what the proposition meant for the school and for its students, a majority of which were Latino. I remember watching a group of girls roll their eyes at the demonstration a group of Latino students had organized to protest the proposition.

National Advocacy Committee Blog: The MBA, Keith Urban & The Patch

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I had the pleasure of spending last week at the Mortgage Bankers Association Conference in Austin, Texas. Aside from the insightful information I learned at the conference, the highlight of my trip was eating at a new restaurant called Suerte. I must say, I was impressed by Executive Chef Fermín Nuñez. I saw that the restaurant was featured as one of the 18 best new restaurants in the country by Eater last year, and I can see why.

National Advocacy Committee Blog: Que onda mi gente?

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Hope everyone got up today with a smile, brewed your cafecito (with foam), and blasted your favorite song to get your day going. I don’t know about you but my favorite song to either get to dancing or to completely transform my mood is “La Bicicleta” by Shakira. There’s something about the vallenato in that song that fills my soul like my mom’s “sopita de fideo.” Maybe I was Colombian in another life.

NAHREP Submits Letter to HUD Regarding the Reconsideration of HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard.

In a letter submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NAHREP urges HUD to maintain the standard the agency adopted in its 2013 final rule, “Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard.” The letter highlights several key concerns with the proposed rule change, including algorithmic bias, stifled innovation and negative consumer impacts.

National Advocacy Committee Blog

Celebrating NAHREP familia, cultura, politics, and grassroots action

Hola familia! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Noerena or “Noe” as many in the NAHREP family have come to call me. I like tofu, my favorite color is yellow, policy is my jam, and I think tapping into the power of NAHREP so that we speak up, rise up and become one of the most powerful Latino organizations in the country is right about the coolest job a gal could have.

NAHREP released a statement on June 26, 2019 regarding the White House’s executive order signed Tuesday that establishes a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing. NAHREP views this action as a promising first step toward addressing our nation’s housing inventory crisis. NAHREP hopes that this White House Council will succeed in combating burdensome regulatory barriers while also ensuring the protection of fair housing commitments, responsible labor practices, and environmental protections.

NAHREP met with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) staff on June 25, 2019 to discuss the expiration of the Qualified Mortgage Patch or “QM Patch.” In a letter directed to CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, NAHREP highlights how the expiration of the QM Patch would be particularly detrimental to Latinos homebuyers. The letter also highlights the need to address the unique characteristics of the changing face of America’s homeowner. Latinos tend to be self-employed, live in multi-generational households and are more likely to work non-traditional, non-W2 jobs. NAHREP urges the CFPB to engage in rule writing that would better measure a consumers capacity to repay rather than an over reliance on Debt to Income ratios.

NAHREP released a statement on June 20, 2019 calling on Congress to pass the Homeownership for Dreamers Act in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to officially deny Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

NAHREP testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance on May 8, 2019 in a hearing titled The State of and Barriers to Minority Homeownership. Representing NAHREP, 2016 President Joseph Nery shared NAHREP’s policy recommendations for how the housing market could better serve Latino homebuyers.

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Recent Updates

2019 Policy Positions

Annually, NAHREP reevaluates its position on a number of key policy issues which have a direct impact on the association’s ability to accomplish its mission. NAHREP’s 2019 Policy Positions are available for download here.

2018 Policy Positions

Annually, NAHREP reevaluates its position on a number of key policy issues which have a direct impact on the association’s ability to accomplish its mission. NAHREP’s 2018 Policy Positions are available by clicking on the button below.

2017 Policy Positions

In 2017, the association focuses its policy positions on a three-pronged approach on the most critical issues affecting sustainable Hispanic homeownership growth. NAHREP is intent on ensuring a government focus that preserves access to homeownership for first-time buyers, encourages small business growth and does so without disrupting the country’s economic system.

2016 Policy Positions Unveiled

Annually, NAHREP reevaluates its position on a number of key policy issues which have a direct impact on the association’s ability to accomplish its mission. Last year’s Call to Action urged Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to implement affordable housing goals for 2015 – 2017, which successfully took place in August 2015. In 2016, access to affordable mortgage credit is of such critical near term importance that NAHREP is compelled to issue this Call to Action to regulators and policymakers.

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