Update: Congress Passes Flood Insurance Reform

Thank you to all of our SMAR members who took the time to answer our call to action on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

On September 7th, the United States Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the NFIP. The House of Representatives just passed the legislation today and the President is expected to quickly sign later in the afternoon.

So far nationwide, we have had over 110,000 REALTORS take action- with numbers still being tabulated. This is an outstanding response to be proud of considering the short time frame we worked within and the hurricanes impacting our membership and homeowners. Together we have been able to mobilize in the face of adversity and continue to show the strength of our advocacy to work tirelessly on behalf of those affected by flooding throughout the United States.

Urge Congress to Pass Flood Insurance Reform

Now more than ever Congress needs to hear from you, especially given our current flooding crisis in Texas! Help SMAR protect property owners and your business transactions.

Please Urge Congress to Pass Flood Insurance Reform (here)

Background. Without Congressional action by September 30, 2017, authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire. If the NFIP lapses, OVER 40,000 real estate transactions per month will be in jeopardy. Urge your Member of Congress to pass “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act” H.R. 2874 as soon as possible.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY won't you? We're all in this together and YOUR voice matters! Detailed information about the issue, including Key Talking Points, FAQ, Bill Text/Summary and Analysis are all available via the links above. And, of course, thank you for your advocacy efforts if you may have already taken action previously!