#HomeownerHero Profile: Members of Congress
How are Members of Congress advocating for homeowners?
Members of Congress are champions for homeowners. Members of Congress advocate for policy that fosters homeownership and protects current and future homeowners. They do so by making homeownership part of their platforms, participating in committees and passing legislation that promotes the value of homeownership.
Which Members of Congress can be described as a #HomeownerHero?
There are many members of Congress who qualify as a #HomeownerHero. Senator Johnny Isakson (GA) is the only REALTOR® currently serving in the United States Senate. Sen. Isakson has made encouraging homeownership and protecting homeowners’ property rights core tenets of his work in Congress. Senator Edward Brooke (MA) and Senator Walter Mondale (MN) were co-sponsors of the Fair Housing Act. 50 years later, their legacy lives in ensuring all individuals, regardless of race, color, disability, familial status, origin, religion, or gender.
How can you make sure your member of Congress is a #HomeownerHero?
Members of Congress have the power to promote homeownership, and it’s important they hear from homeowners on important issues.
• Write or call your member of Congress about issues that impact you as a homeowner and/or homeownership in your community.
• Stay informed on key policies surrounding homeownership by following @NAR_homeowners.
• Vote! Voting is the best way to make sure your voice is heard in Congress.