State and local REALTOR® associations around the country are taking advantage of REALTOR® Party grants and programs to step up their advocacy efforts. Take a look at the examples here for inspiration and guidance on how you can use these resources in your community.
With strong support from Austin REALTORS®, in 2023, the City of Austin approved the Home Options for Middle-income Empowerment (HOME) Resolution, initiating code amendments to reduce the minimum lot size to 2,500 square feet or less and allow for up to three residential dwelling units per lot. Backed by a variety of REALTOR® Party resources, the REALTORS® are maintaining the momentum toward increasing ‘missing middle’ housing.
Gallatin (MT) Association of REALTORS® Supports Regional Housing Report with Consumer Advocacy Outreach Grant
By producing and presenting an annual regional housing report, the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® is now positioned as the primary resource for housing data in the fast-growing area. A Consumer Advocacy Outreach grant from the REALTOR® Party has made it possible.
The City of Phoenix has passed an ambitious plan to increase its housing inventory substantially in the next few years, and Accessory Dwelling Units will be a key component. When the City Council rolled out its new ordinance governing ADUs, Phoenix REALTORS® turned to the Land Use Initiative program for help making an informed decision about supporting it.