National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extended

On Thursday, September 7, the Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Friday, September 8, 2017, and the President signed the bill into law later that day.

This legislation ensures that the NFIP will not lapse on September 30, 2017, and will be extended until December 8, 2017.

The NAR Call for Action concluded Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. NAR will continue our legislative advocacy efforts for the 21st Century Flood Reform Act until this long-term reauthorization and reform bill is enacted.

NAR Call For Action 

Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) needs your help to drive messages to Members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act." 

H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the NFIP and makes a number of critical improvements to the NFIP including increased funds for mitigation activities, caps on overall premium increases, improved claim and mapping processes, as well as removing hurdles for more private market participation in the flood insurance market. Reauthorization of the NFIP will help over 5 million homeowners in 22,000 communities around the country, so it is critical Congress acts now.

If Congress fails to take action to reauthorize the NFIP, it will expire by September 30, 2017.

Send Message


NYSAR Call For Action 


REALTORS throughout New York State are advocating for an exciting new proposal called NY First Home (A.5616-Ramos/S.4058-Little), and we need your support to get it passed into law! Please TAKE ACTION by signing the petition asking your state legislators to support the NY First Home proposal and include it in this year's State Budget, which is being negotiated now. Tell your friends and family to sign too (the petition is open to the public)!

The NY First Home proposal would establish a new tax-free savings account modeled after the state's 529 College Savings Program to help first-time home buyers in New York overcome high down-payment requirements and closing costs in order to achieve their dreams of homeownership.

If NY First Home is passed into law, New Yorkers could:

  • Deposit up to $5,000 annually ($10,000 for couples) in a special savings account to go toward the purchase of a first home in New York State;
  • Receive a state income tax deduction on the principal investment and any gains would NOT be subject to state income tax;
  • Apply the savings and any interest earned toward closing costs and down-payment for the purchase of a first home in New York State.

Take Action General

Thank you for support on this important issue! For more information, please visit:

Dawn Carpenter, NYSAR President 2017

National Association of REALTORS®

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