$324 Million Made Available for Missouri Landlord and Tenant Assistance

February 18, 2021 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation which allocates more than $324 million in funding to landlords and tenants in Missouri. This assistance is distributed through the Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP), which reimburses landlords for past due rent payments. “HB 16 will provide much needed assistance to tenants and landlords across the state. COVID-19’s […]

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NAR Joins Coalition Calling for Clarity in Rental Assistance

February 5, 2021 in Government Affairs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Housing groups, including the National Association of REALTORS®, are urging federal agencies to provide more information on the distribution of $25 billion in rental assistance under current COVID-19 relief legislation, which was signed into law in December. The coalition of real estate trade organizations says the funds are critical […]

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Kansas and Missouri REALTOR® Associations Advocate for Homeowner and Real Estate Issues

January 28, 2021 in Government Affairs

Homeowners and real estate professional are not only affected by federal government policies, but also by legislative issues at the state level. The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) and Missouri REALTORS® (MR) have advocacy teams monitoring the issues coming to state congress to address any that may prove to be critical to REALTORS® and homeowners. […]

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NAR Advocacy to Focus on COVID-19 Relief, Housing Affordability, Racial Equity in 2021

January 21, 2021 in Government Affairs

Political Representative for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Jack Greacen spoke to the KCRAR Advocacy Committees last week, assuring REALTORS® that NAR believes the Biden administration is favorable to housing issues. He said the main focus of the Biden administration and the 117th Congress, at the moment, is COVID-19 relief and vaccination. At the […]

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Rental Assistance Still Available in Kansas City Metro

December 3, 2020 in Community

It’s the first week of the month, and rent is due. 2020 has been particularly devastating to many renters, and despite various assistance programs created to help keep everyone safe at home during this pandemic, many are unaware that help is out there. Many of these assistance programs, however, will be expiring at the end […]

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REALTOR® Party Wins Big on Election Night

November 5, 2020 in Guest Columns

Guest Column by Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP of REALTOR® Advocacy It’s been said that “all politics is local,” and while much of the nation has been focused on the election for President of the United States, REALTOR® advocate volunteers, supported by the KCRAR advocacy team, vetted candidates at the local and state levels for their […]

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Vote REALTOR® Party on Nov. 3

October 29, 2020 in Guest Columns

Guest Column by Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP for REALTOR® Advocacy On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will go to the polls to cast ballots in the 2020 General Election. Every four years we are told, “This is the most important election of our lifetime.” And I believe that every four years that is true. But while […]

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Voter Registration Deadlines Approaching

October 2, 2020 in Guest Columns

2020 is an important election year, and many issues and candidates will be up for consideration this Nov. 3. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® show that 91% of KCRAR members are registered to vote. Make sure you’re among them by checking your registration, voting location and additional information at the links below. Missouri […]

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KCRAR to Host Informational Session Covering CDC Eviction Moratorium

October 1, 2020 in Education

On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a nationwide eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020. This unprecedented use of CDC authority was equaled by the unparalleled fines and penalties in place for violating the moratorium, including criminal penalties to individuals of up to $100,000 to $500,000 per event and one […]

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FHA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for Homeowners Through Year End

August 27, 2020 in Community

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the third extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This extension provides an additional four months of housing security to homeowners, as they will not […]

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