Illinois REALTORS® have been busy urging members of Congress to re-authorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
According to results Thursday afternoon, 11 percent of the association’s members had taken action by sending a message to their congressional representatives. Among local Illinois REALTOR® associations, several have surpassed 20 percent member participation in the Call for Action. They include:
- The Oak Park Association of REALTORS®
- Rockford REALTORS®
- Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®
- Quad Cities Association of REALTORS®
If the NFIP is allowed to expire on Sept. 30, 22,000 communities nationwide would be affected. In those communities flood insurance premiums could soar, making the cost of owning a home much more costly.
Take part now.
- Answer the Call for Action by responding to texts and emails you have been getting from NAR, or click here.
- Read about the program and what needs to be done to protect it here.
- See how your association is doing in having members respond to the Call for Action.
As of early Monday, nearly 10 percent of Illinois REALTORS® members have responded to a Call for Action urging Congress to renew the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
NAR launched the Call for Action last week to urge lawmakers to pass a bill which would extend the program for another six years. NFIP is critical for the association’s membership because without the federally-backed program, flood insurance premiums would soar in communities nationwide.
Do your part by following directions outlined in REALTOR® Party mobile alerts, emails or by going to the REALTOR® Party webpage to send messages to policymakers. In previous Calls for Action, more than 20 percent of Illinois REALTORS®‘ membership has participated.
REALTORS® can also ask their congressional representatives to push for more accurate flood maps and better risk mitigation policies which would help keep rates affordable.
With the National Flood Insurance Program set to expire September 30, Jon Broadbooks and Neil Malone discuss the importance of this program, and why it’s so critical that REALTORS® answer the call in helping make sure the program is extended.
Watch the video, then go to realtoractioncenter.com to answer the call and help preserve this important program.