Advocacy News

SPAAR advocates for you and your business.

Our Government Affairs team works to make sure both REALTORS® and homeowners are represented in government.

In addition, the Government Affairs Committee works to expand the Association’s sphere of influence in local, regional, state and national public policy areas focusing on issues affecting communities throughout the Association’s jurisdiction.

Be a part of SPAAR’s candidate endorsement process

SPAAR members choose candidates based on their support of real estate and the housing industry. Endorsement of a candidate may include financial support for campaigns or permission to include SPAAR’s support in campaign materials. 
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Alternative Housing Showcase

The United States is experiencing a major housing shortage. According to the National Association of Realtors®, the U.S. has an under-building gap of 6 million units. In Minnesota, that number is nearly 300,000.
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Voting resources available to help ‘Get out the Vote’ in November

SPAAR's Government Affairs team launched 2022 voting guide with resources to help you.
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Rent Control Open Forum

SPAAR members are invited to attend an open forum with Special Guest Professor Kenneth Ahern, hosted by the Minneapolis Area Realtors®, on June 15th at 1p.m.
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Shane Phillips, Author of ‘The Affordable City’ – May 10, 2022 Presentation

Watch the recording from Shane Phillips, author of 'The Affordable City', presentation to SPAAR on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
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Call To Action For Homeownership And Housing Affordability

Minnesota Realtors®: you are urged to message your state legislators to support the inclusion of key homeownership and housing affordability and supply provisions in the final version of the omnibus agriculture, housing, and broadband supplemental budget.
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Run, Realtor®, Run! Candidate Training Academy makes it easy.

Get involved. Make a difference in the real estate industry by running for elected office. Candidate Training Academy shows you how. There is no experience necessary
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Model Container Home: A Solution In A Box (Sponsorship Opportunities)

SPAAR is working on an innovative project to propose a concrete solution (actually a steel solution) that could contribute to resolving this housing crisis.
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City of Saint Paul Seeks REALTORS® For Focus Groups

Saint Paul’s Planning and Economic Development Department is seeking Realtors® to participate in a virtual focus group in March or April to discuss demand for 1-4-unit housing types and potential opportunities for Saint Paul to add more housing.
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