Welcome Reception Sponsored by NAR

The Welcome Reception sponsored by National Association of REALTORs took place at Knight Studio at NEWSEUM this year, a better fit for the organization’s new growth. Guest speaker Congressman Joaquín Castro, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, received a special introduction by chapter coach, National Advocacy Committee member, and Texan Rachel Briseño Bruno.

Congresswoman Waters on Homeownership

“Homeownership is one of the best ways for families to build wealth and climb the economic ladder.” — Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, in her keynote opening the second day of the Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference.

2018 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Released

NAHREP’s release of the new 2018 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report was covered by notable media outlets HousingWire and Inman. This year’s illustrated center spread got a surprisingly intense positive reaction from both the crowd and the economists and industry heads on the discussion panel.

National Advocacy Committee Knocks

Noerena Limón, SVP Public Policy & Industry Relations, had a heartfelt conversation with leaders of the National Advocacy Committee about the importance of NAHREP Policy Positions and Advocacy. The speakers had audience members share photos of their loved ones who motivate them to be advocates, tagged with #NAHREPknocks.

Addressing the Housing Inventory Crisis

VP Housing Finance Policy Alanna McCargo took participants on a deep dive into what makes effective policy in the Addressing the Housing Inventory Crisis panel. Ultimately, it’s not just building new homes, but consciously building to meet the population’s diverse needs.

Ana Navarro-Cárdenas Keynote and Fireside Chat

GOP Strategist and renowned CNN Commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas gave a provocative keynote that nearly everyone in the audience recorded on their phones, followed by an insightful Fireside Chat with Executive Director Marisa Calderon.

Experts Host Immigration Reform Panel

NAHREP Board Advisor Armando Falcon hosted Housing Finance Reform and the Future of the Mortgage Market, a panel of former federal housing officials that broke down what could happen to the market depending on GSEs’ behavior once they exit federal conservatorship and its accompanying regulations.

Housing Finance Reform and the Future of the Mortgage Market

NAHREP Board Advisor Armando Falcon hosted Housing Finance Reform and the Future of the Mortgage Market, a panel of former federal housing officials that broke down what could happen to the market depending on GSEs’ behavior once they exit federal conservatorship and its accompanying regulations.

The Patch: Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage

“We need to be doubling down on this, we need to talk about [what will replace the QM patch] with the legislators, with our policy makers, we need to fire up that urgency because it is important to the people that you serve and we serve.” — Chrissi Johnson, VP Federal Policy and External Affairs at Quicken Loans speaking on the decreased options consumers may face at The Patch: Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage.

Senator Bob Menendez at Installation Gala

NAHREP was honored to have Senator Bob Menendez keynote the Installation Gala, where he had an inspiring message for the new leadership and NAHREP members: “We are all in this together. We can unlock enormous potential for our country.”

NAHREP Atlanta Wins Chapter of the Year

Congratulations to NAHREP Atlanta for winning Chapter of the Year!

U.S. Stability Relies on Immigration

Congressman Tony Cárdenas opened the Wealth & Real Estate Conference with a keynote highlighting the importance of immigrants to the nation’s adaptability and economic strength.

Capitol Hill Visits 2019

While the Wealth & Real Estate conference took place at the Mayflower, the National Advocacy Committee and its team had a successful day of Hill Visits to several representatives’ offices and shared the new policy positions. #NAHREPknocks

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