Local Issues & Legislation

Update on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ)

Earlier this month, the IRS held a public hearing on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), seeking input relating to the first round of proposed rulemaking for the program, released in October 2018.  (The hearing was originally scheduled for January, but had to be rescheduled due to the partial government shutdown.)  Witnesses included representatives from state economic development groups; technology, small business, and community reinvestment coalitions; economic think tanks; and several investment funds.

Atlanta REALTORS® Get Top RPAC Honors

The Atlanta REALTORS® Association received top RPAC honors during the 2019 Georgia Association of REALTORS® Inaugural Conference.

Lawsuit Challenges Aesthetic Design & Impact Fee Ordinances

A lawsuit has been filed against Bryan County Georgia and its Board of Commissioners to stop new aesthetic design and impact fee measures that grossly infringe on private property rights. These measures are being used across the State to "control growth," but opponents argue these ordinances deter homeowership and cripple commercial development.

Fulton House Delegation to Hold Affordable Housing Hearing

The Affordable Housing Sub-committee of the State House Fulton Delegation will be hosting a hearing and is asking our members to come and discuss this issue.

The Atlanta REALTORS® Participate in GAR's "Days at the Dome"

Members of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association took part in the Georgia Association of REALTORS® 2019 "Days at the Dome." ARA members joined REALTORS® from across the State of Georgia for two days of learning more about the legislative process, visiting with legislators to discuss issues that have an impact the real estate industry and networking with over 700 REALTORS® from all over Georgia.

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