Last call for Call for Action: Tell lawmakers NFIP extension is critical

The National Association of REALTORS® Call for Action is winding down, as U.S. House members are expected to take up a measure soon to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.

The Senate passed a stop-gap, three-month extension on Thursday. NAR has said the final day for the Call for Action will be Friday by 5 p.m. To make your voice heard on this important issue, go here.

Illinois REALTORS® wants more than 20 percent of its members to participate in the Call for Action. As of late Thursday afternoon, 17 percent had responded.

The National Flood Insurance Program affects 22,000 communities nationwide. The program isn’t just for those living near a coastline. Government data shows since 1978 all but four Illinois counties have seen paid claims under the program.

Time is of an essence for Congress. If NFIP is not extended, assistance for homeowners through the program will end Sept. 30.

Learn more at Realtoractioncenter.org. And watch a video explaining the importance of this program here.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association's communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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