REALTORĀ® Call for Action!

National Hill Day:

Due to COVID-19, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) canceled their annual Mid-Year Legislative Meetings & Conference in D.C. However, they are still scheduling virtual meetings with our federal legislators. If you are interested in attending a virtual meeting with your federal legislators, please see below for all the details and information – you will need to register. The meetings will be starting next week: April 27th- May 15th. While you are not required to attend the virtual meetings, NAR wants to encourage their members to reach out to their federal legislators sometime over the next month. In that vein, the NAR Advocacy Team has put together an E-Packet to guide your outreach, see below for details.

Virtual Legislative Meetings:

E-Packet – Contacting Federal Legislators:

  1. Thank You Letter to Your Federal Legislators: Please thank your Senators & Members of Congress for taking decisive action in stimulus legislation and ensuring America’s REALTORS® are protected.
  2. Resources for Legislators: This document informs legislators of the active role REALTORS® have played in the response to COVID-19.
  3. Federal Advocacy Priorities: This list covers a range of issues tracked by NAR which impact homeowners, the real estate industry, the health of our mortgage markets, and American consumers everywhere. Please highlight two that are most timely.
  4. Real Estate in US Economy Infographic: Please distribute these snapshots of the economic value of real estate at this pivotal moment.

Contact information for Snohomish County Legislators:

Senator Patty Murray

154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Toll Free: (866) 481-9186

Senator Maria Cantwell

511 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3441

Fax: (202) 228-0514

You can visit this website to find your Congressional Representative:

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

2330 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6311
Fax: (202) 226-1606

Congressman Rick Larsen

2113 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2605
Fax: (202) 225-4420

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

1510 Longworth House Office Building

Washington. DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3106

Fax: 202-225-6197

 

Local Unlock the Door to Affordable Homeownership Campaign:

Snohomish County-Camano Association of REALTORS® has partnered with other organizations, to form a coalition to launch the Unlock the Door to Affordable Homeownership campaign in Washington State. 

There is a housing affordability crisis in Washington impacting buyers, sellers, and renters. Growing pressure and demand for housing leads to skyrocketing prices and low housing supply. Families in all income groups are struggling to find home-ownership opportunities. This impacts every part of the housing and rental markets in Washington.

According to the University of Washington's Center for Real Estate Research, first-time buyers in Snohomish County face home prices that are nearly double what they can afford.

We need to work with our state and local elected officials to solve this growing crisis in our communities, which includes educating lawmakers about real world impacts on all Washingtonians.

SCCAR is launching a local "Unlock the Door for Affordable Homeownership" campaign this year to address the housing affordability crisis. Stay tuned for further information about how to participate:

SCCAR's County Hill Day

Our County Hill Day has been postponed. Date & time is TBD.

Join us for an amazing time of speaking with the Snohomish County Council and the Snohomish County Executive about our year's legislative priorities.

Meet-up with fellow Realtors® from SCCAR's Board of Directors as well as members from our Government Affairs/RPAC Committee. We will first meet at the SCCAR office (3201 Broadway, Suite E, Everett, WA 98201) to briefly go over the talking points then walk up to the County offices.

Join us at our regular monthly Government Affairs Committee meeting, prior to Hill Day, as we discuss the details. Our GA meetings are at the SCCAR office in Everett (3201 Broadway, Suite E, Everett, WA 98201). Check our Committee Page to learn more about dates & times.

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