National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement after today’s U.S. House vote on legislation extending flood insurance funding:
“Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Without an extension of authority, the National Flood Insurance Program cannot write or renew flood insurance in 22,000 communities nationwide. The bill passed by the House today ensures the program remains available to those Americans who rely upon it, while enabling Congress to continue working toward a long-term reauthorization and reform measure. We urge the Senate to take swift action on this bill before the program expires on July 31.”
As President Elizabeth Mendenhall stated, the U.S. Senate still needs to pass their own extension before July 31 in order to prevent a lapse in coverage. The Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAPB+GFLR) has taken multiple steps to ensure our members respond to the Call For Action including direct emails to members, social media engagement, and peer-to-peer communications at networking events. Click the button below to respond to the Call For Action!