Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Your Realtor® Advocacy team works tirelessly to protect the real estate industry. Although not an exhaustive list, check out recent victories that Realtors® can be proud of, including legislative, executive and judiciary branch wins.  

Affordable Housing - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Affordable Housing Programs:


Rural Housing

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds:

Agency Confirmations - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

FHA Commissioner

FHA Director

Anti-Money Laundering - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Beneficial Ownership Rule

FinCEN Funding

Commercial Real Estate - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Adaptive Reuse Bills

EB-5 Regional Center Program:

Energy Efficiency - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

New Energy Efficiency Tax Credit and Rebate Programs for Property Owners

Fair Housing - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Increased Funding

Federal Tax - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Inflation Reduction Act

Flood Insurance - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Disaster mitigation and flood mapping

National Flood Insurance Program

Housing Finance and Assistance - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Homeless Assistance Program

Housing Counseling

LIBOR Transition

Rental Housing - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

CARES Act Notice-to-Vacate Requirement:

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Rental Assistance Funding

Violence Against Women Act

Small Business - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

SBA Programs

State and Local - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Rent Control

Student Loan Debt - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Fixes to Existing Programs

Relief for Borrowers at Fraudulent For-Profit Institutions

Technology - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Broadband Funding

SECURE Notarization Act

Transportation and Infrastructure - Realtor® Advocacy Wins

Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Funding

Coming soon: Brand New NV/RPAC Live from Richmond Series!

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Government Affairs Blog

Take Action: Federal Highway Administration delays Maryland Traffic Relief Plan

Aug 10, 2022, 13:38 PM by Josh Veverka
The only way to save the Maryland Traffic Relief Plan and avert catastrophe for the entire DC region is for the Biden Administration to reverse this politically motivated decision.
American Legion Bridge Traffic Gridlock

NVAR has long considered transportation one of our top priorities and improving our regional transportation network as essential for sustained regional prosperity and continued growth of the real estate market. Traffic and congestion in Maryland and throughout the DMV region has a profound impact on the quality of life for many NVAR members and their clients.  NVAR has worked with Maryland transportation officials and Governor Hogan to advocate for improvements to the American Legion Bridge and extending express lanes into Maryland. 

This week, we learned that the Federal Highway Administration decided to delay federal approval of the Maryland Traffic Relief Plan.

Without federal approval, Maryland’s plan to widen the American Legion Bridge and I-270 will NOT MOVE FORWARD. That means:

  1. Maryland loses billions of dollars in private financing that will now be needed from Maryland taxpayers to replace the American Legion Bridge.
  2. Soul-crushing congestion and delays will get dramatically worse for the hundreds of thousands of people who use the American Legion Bridge and I-270 EVERY DAY.
  3. Montgomery County will lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for transit, bike, and pedestrian improvements that were connected to the proposal including Route 355 BRT.

The only way to save the Maryland Traffic Relief Plan and avert catastrophe for the entire DC region is for the Biden Administration to reverse this arbitrary and baseless decision.

Click here to contact your federal representatives today and urge them to save Maryland’s plan to improve the American Legion Bridge and I-270.

Maryland has already spent four years studying these improvements, mitigating environmental impacts, and changing the plan as a direct result of public feedback. Now is the time to move forward.

This is a make-or-break moment for this project, but we cannot save it without your help. Contact your elected officials today before it’s too late.

NVAR is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) which has been advocating on transportation issues since 1987. NVTA advocates for reliable funding sources and the adoption of a regionally focused transportation plan for Northern Virginia.