Active engagement in political activity is the right of every citizen – but is the responsibility for every REALTOR®

Being a member of the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) makes you part of one of the most powerful and influential advocacy groups in the country. REALTORS® are leaders in advocacy, fighting for private property rights, promoting homeownership, and helping build strong communities. REALTORS® are not focused on the right or left, but solely on the issues that affect homeowners and real estate industry professionals.

The Governmental Affairs and Advocacy Department is committed to keeping you informed of critical policies and issues that impact your business every day. HAR Staff and Volunteer leadership collaborate closely with local, state, and federal lawmakers, governmental entities, and affiliated industry organizations to advance both you and your client’s interests.

Areas of Focus:

  • Flood Mitigation and Resiliency
  • Grants and Community Outreach
  • Housing Affordability
  • Infrastructure & Transportation
  • Public Education & School Finance
  • Public Safety
  • Tax Reform

Role of the Governmental Affairs and Advocacy Department:

Government Relations – Cultivate and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials.

Member engagement – Valuable activities that advance political awareness and networking events that advance the profession.

Advocacy Education – Training to effectively discuss issues impacting the real estate industry and private property owners with elected officials and community stakeholders

For more information:

Amber Burton Alfred, Director 713.629.1900 ext 1269

Grant Trammell, Analyst 713.629.1900 ext 1287

Mary Dunlap, Coordinator 713.629.1900 ext 1297