HAR members had the opportunity to attend the 2024 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. May 4-9. HAR worked with our colleagues at Texas REALTORS® (TR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to achieve our collective advocacy goals.

In D.C., we had the opportunity to meet with our Congressional representatives and discuss legislative priorities, including the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (S. 32/H.R. 4606) which would help attract private investment for building and rehabilitating homes across the country, and the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act (S. 1688/H.R. 3507), which encourages the building of affordable housing using the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

We would like to thank our NAR Federal Political Coordinator’s (FPC’s) for all their hard work in making this trip successful. The FPC program, celebrating its 50th year in 2024, is one of the pillars of NAR’s bipartisan advocacy program. Through the program, NAR members from around the country are assigned to members of Congress from their district or state. They build personal relationships and help legislators and their staff understand the impact of policy decisions on the real estate industry and communities. Our FPC’s present on the trip included Shad Bogany, FPC to Congressman Al Green, Martha Beaudry, FPC to Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, Vicki Fullerton, FPC to Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Tracy Henderson, FPC to Congressman Randy Weber, Deborah Spangler, FPC to Congressman Morgan Luttrell, Jo Ann Stevens, FPC to Congressman Troy Nehls, and Jeanie Turke, FPC to Congressman Brian Babin.

We had a great time in D.C. and look forward to our continuing work with members of Congress!