Take Action With the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)
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Speak directly with your members of Congress, state legislators and federal regulators about the impact of proposed legislation or regulations with the Mortgage Action Alliance, Inc.® (MAA). This voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), is dedicated to strengthening the industry's voice and lobbying power in Washington, DC and state capitals across America.
Get involved with MAA to play an active role in how laws and regulations that affect the industry and consumers are created and carried out by lobbying and building relationships with policymakers. It only takes a moment to get started, and you do not have to be a member of MBA to enroll.
Check out a recent edition of MBANow with the 2019-2020 MAA Chairman Jeffrey C. Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Mphasis Digital Risk, where he discusses the importance of MAA and just how easy it is for companies to get their employees involved.
Share Your Story With Your Elected Officials
Write a letter to your elected officials introducing yourself and your business. Be sure to mention your impact on your local community.
Legislative Updates from the Mortgage Action Alliance
This week, over 4,200 real estate finance professionals gathered in Austin, Texas, for MBA's Annual Convention & Expo. Attendees heard important updates from key policymakers and administration speakers, including Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), HUD Secretary Ben Carson, FHFA Director Mark Calabria and HUD Deputy Secretary nominee (and current FHA Commissioner) Brian Montgomery.
On Monday evening, MORPAC crossed the $1 million fundraising milestone at the MBA Advocacy reception, where 2019 MBA Chairman Chris George presented Susan Milazzo, CEO of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, with the Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in honor of her years of industry advocacy. At Tuesday's General Session, MORPAC Chairman Eddy Perez, CMB, presented outgoing COMBOG Chairman Mike Heagerty, Principal at Newmark Realty Capital, with the Schumacher-Bolduc Award in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of MBA's political advocacy programs.
And on Tuesday, in advance of Senate passage of a Fiscal Year 2020 "Minibus" appropriations bill, which included funding for HUD (including a second tranche of $20 million for FHA's single family IT needs), MBA submitted a letter of support - with a point of emphasis in support of an amendment to be offered by Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) that would establish a bipartisan congressional task force to study the affordable housing crisis.
October 31, 2019