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Housing Diversity Committee Newsletter: April 2022


EVENTS

April 20th 11:30 am – 1pm: Building a Strong Business Credit Profile

About this event

As a highly successful realtor, broker, credit repair expert, and former law enforcement officer, Cornelius Jackson uses his wealth of skills and experience to run his company, CLJ Enterprise Inc. We want to help Realtists run their business like a business. Building a Strong Business Credit Profile allows Realtist to do several things:

  • Free Up Cash
  • Engage in Marketing and Advertising Consistently
  • Finance Cars, Equipment and even Investment Property in Business

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HOW TO OBSERVE FAIR HOUSING MONTH

  1. Support to end discrimination in housingTake part in activities that support the elimination of housing discrimination in your community or country.
  2. Welcome people of different backgrounds to your neighborhoodGive a warm welcome to people moving in your community or belonging to a different background, race, or color.
  3. Arrange seminars to create awareness about housing discriminationPromote awareness for housing discrimination, let people know about this issue, and encourage them to raise their voices against it.  
  4. WHY IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH IMPORTANT
    1. Prohibits discrimination: Fair Housing Month helps in banning discrimination that is based on race, religion, gender, and family status.
    2. Prosper communities: It assists in breaking old patterns of segregation and builds a prosperous community.
    3. Promotes affordable housing: It has helped in making affordable housing possible for many working families belonging to different backgrounds, races, and colors.
    4. Nationaltoday.com

Fair Housing Grants

Fair Housing grants support state and local REALTOR® Associations’ activities that create or improve systems, programs, and policies that uphold fair housing laws and strengthen REALTORS® commitment to offering equal professional service to all.

Additional information available on the NAR Fair Housing website.

Tips and information to provide equal professional services for all, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.
https://www.nar.realtor/fair-housing-corner

Housing Diversity Committee Meeting

Open to SRCAR® Members

We invite you to join us the 2nd Thursday of every month at 9:00am via zoom to share ideas and collaborate in bringing forth our mission.

Mission:
To foster unity, equity, diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.

Meetings are currently online via Zoom

Deliberately Fair Housing

Check out the Deliberately Fair Housing Facebook group. Fair Housing & Equality for All! Please note this group is not monitored by SRCAR®

Click Here to Join

Complete the Fairhaven Training
Show your commitment to fair housing by accessing Fairhaven, NAR’s innovative training platform that uses the power of storytelling to help REALTORS® identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.

Click Here to Start


Housing Diversity Committee Newsletter: March 2022


Fostering unity, equity, diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.


Upcoming Events & Resources

Temecula Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare System are pleased to invite the community to our Women’s Health Expo.

About this event

Fri, March 25, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

Discover the wide range of women’s healthcare programs and services provided by Temecula Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center.

At the Expo, you can:

  • Learn about hospital services like cardiology, stroke care and gynecology
  • Learn from physician speakers about symptoms, risk factors and lifestyle changes
  • Get health screenings
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Meet our community partners … and more!

Register For This Event

AREAA Global Luxury Summit
2022 AREAA, Denver, CO
March 28-30, 2022
Four Seasons Hotel
Register here: https://cvent.me/5axb2q

2022 Women’s Health Expo
Mar 25th, 10:00am
Pechanga Resorr and Casino
Summit Ballroom
Temecula
Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-womens-health-expo-registration-242960891567?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

International Women’s Day Celebration Circle
Carlsbad, CA
March 9th, 6:00pm
Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-celebration-circle-tickets-277274985947?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Free Women’s Only BJJ Self Defense 
March 27, 11:00am
EDJ Martial Arts Hemet
Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-womens-only-bjj-self-defense-special-tickets-273993972347?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Housing Diversity Committee Meeting

Open to SRCAR® Members

We invite you to join us the 2nd Thursday of every month at 9:00am via zoom to share ideas and collaborate in bringing forth our mission.

Mission:
To foster unity, equity, diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.

Meetings are currently online via Zoom

Deliberately Fair Housing

Check out the Deliberately Fair Housing Facebook group. Fair Housing & Equality for All! Please note this group is not monitored by SRCAR®

Click Here to Join

Complete the Fairhaven Training
Show your commitment to fair housing by accessing Fairhaven, NAR’s innovative training platform that uses the power of storytelling to help REALTORS® identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.

Click Here to Start


Housing Diversity Committee Newsletter: February 2022


Fostering unity, equity, diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.


An annual celebration of African Americans’ powerful legacy, Black History Month has been honored in California—and nationwide—every February for nearly 100 years, beginning with Carter G. Woodson’s establishment of Negro History Week in 1926. This year, though you’ll find a few parades and festivals remain on pause, there are still plenty of ways to recognize Black excellence in the Golden State and reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice across the country. Click Here to read full article


Upcoming Events & Resources

Housing Diversity Committee Meeting

Open to SRCAR® Members

We invite you to join us the 2nd Thursday of every month at 9:00am via zoom to share ideas and collaborate in bringing forth our mission.

Mission:
To foster unity, equity, diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.

Meetings are currently online via Zoom

Deliberately Fair Housing

Check out the Deliberately Fair Housing Facebook group. Fair Housing & Equality for All! Please note this group is not monitored by SRCAR®

Click Here to Join

Complete the Fairhaven Training
Show your commitment to fair housing by accessing Fairhaven, NAR’s innovative training platform that uses the power of storytelling to help REALTORS® identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.

Click Here to Start


The COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Saga


BY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW | OF COUNSEL

In March of 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in an attempt to alleviate the many problems unleashed by the rapidly spreading COVID–19 pandemic.1 Among other basic financial programs, the Act provided for a 120-day eviction moratorium for all properties in the U.S. that were involved in federal assistance programs or that were taking advantage of federally backed loans.1 This limited moratorium on evictions ended in July, 2020, and Congress did not renew it or pass any other bill authorizing the approval of such action.

Despite Congress not prioritizing the action legislatively as dictated by the Constitution, the CDC, an Executive Branch
agency, decided to act unilaterally in imposing a new moratorium.1 This moratorium was even more sweeping than
the one passed by the CARES Act and blanketed over every single residential property nationwide.1 It also imposed criminal sanctions on anyone who violated the terms of the moratorium. The CDC’s moratorium was set to extend from July 2020 until December 31, 2020. However, Congress, through another relief bill, extended the CDC moratorium as written for another month.1 When this deadline approached, the CDC once again unilaterally extended its own deadline multiple times all the way until July of 2021.1

The CDC, an agency tasked to deal with disease control, claimed that it had authority to engage in this unilateral action based on §361(a) of the Public Health Service Act for authority to promulgate and extend the eviction moratorium. However, this section of the PHSA only states:

“The Surgeon General, with the approval of the [Secretary of Health and Human Services], is authorized to make and enforce such regulations as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of
communicable diseases from foreign countries into the States or possessions, or from one State or possession
into any other State or possession. For purposes of carrying out and enforcing such regulations, the Surgeon General may provide for such inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, destruction of animals or articles found to be so infected or contaminated as to be sources of dangerous infection to human beings, and other measures, as in his judgment may be necessary.”

Please note that there is no actual mention of anything involving landlords, tenants, mortgages, or rent. In fact, the 1944 Statute was only ever used to quarantine infected individuals and prohibit the import or sale of animals known to transmit disease.1

Needless to say, landlords, REALTORS®, rental property managers, and anyone who made their living through these
means saw this as an extensive overreach of a rouge government agency and legal challenges were brought all over the nation against the CDC moratorium.

In the Moratorium’s first trip to the United States Supreme Court, the emergency application to vacate stay was denied.
While this, on its face, was a victory for the Moratorium, it was clear to many that the CDC action would not last much longer. Justice Kavanaugh, in his opinion, wrote:

“I agree with the District Court and the applicants that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its existing statutory authority by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium. Because the CDC plans to end the moratorium in only a few weeks, on July 31, and because those few weeks will allow for additional and more orderly distribution of the congressionally appropriated rental assistance funds, I vote at this time to deny the application to vacate the District Court’s stay of its order.”1

In a rather utilitarian manor, and to the horror of many strict Constitutionalists, Justice Kavanaugh justified keeping the order in place for the remining few weeks to give the Government time to set up rental assistance.1
While it survived for a few additional weeks, the writing was on the wall for the Moratorium.


As the Moratorium once again expired on July 31st, the CDC defiantly extended it despite Kavanaugh’s concurrence that clearly signaled its doom in court. Once again, the issue came up before the Supreme Court. However, this time there would be no victory for the Moratorium. In a Per Curiam opinion, the Court wrote:

“Indeed, the Government’s read of §361(a) would give the CDC a breathtaking amount of authority. It is hard to see what measures this interpretation would place outside the CDC’s reach, and the Government has identified no limit in §361(a) beyond the requirement that the CDC deem a measure “necessary.” Could the CDC, for example, mandate free grocery delivery to the homes of the sick or vulnerable? Require manufacturers to provide free computers to enable people to work from home? Order telecommunications companies to provide free high-speed Internet service to facilitate remote work? This claim of expansive authority under §361(a) is unprecedented. Since that provision’s enactment in 1944, no regulation premised on it has even begun to approach the size or scope of the eviction moratorium. And it is further amplified by the CDC’s decision to impose criminal penalties of up to a $250,000 fine and one year in jail on those who violate the moratorium. Section 361(a) is a wafer-thin reed on which to rest such sweeping power.”1

In an opinion that any lay person could have reasoned, the CDC Eviction Moratorium came to an end as the Justices concluded that Congress must specifically authorize any federally imposed eviction moratorium since the CDC had no power to unilaterally do so.1

Commentators were quick to declare the Supreme Court’s ruling as a harbinger for mass evictions and a huge homelessness crisis in the county.1 However, a few months have passed and no such crisis has occurred.1 Many theorize that this lack of a crisis is due to states like California passing their own moratoriums and rental aid1 , or the federal aid Kavanaugh discussed in his first utilitarian opinion. However, with state moratoriums set to expire soon, experts are still worried that a homelessness crisis is looming on the horizon for millions of Americans. Despite many
wishes that the CDC moratorium remain in place, the legal reality of its unconstitutionality was abundantly clear.

How will this situation resolve? Will cities and states continue to shield tenants? Will Congress step in once again?

Only time will tell.

C.A.R. & NAR Business Update Forms Update


At the MLS Marketing and Preview meeting on November 30, 2021, Curtis Doss gave a presentation on the upcoming changes and some new forms that are hitting the transactions suite soon. If you’d like to review these changes, please download the following 4 files. And as always, if you have any questions let us know at [email protected]