Advocacy

Scholarships

Each year, the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Community Service Scholarship Program awards several deserving students within our service area, as selected by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Committee.

All graduating high-school seniors within the extended Iowa City area are eligible to apply for our High School Scholarship (awarded in the amount of $2000, $1000, or $500). For graduating seniors who are children of active REALTOR® Members, we offer the Cheryl Carroll-Nelson Scholarship (awarded in the amount of $2000).

Recipients are selected on the basis of community service and involvement. Applicants must be attending an accredited university, community college, or technical school in the following semester.

Applications are now open and will close on April 2, 2021.

RPAC REALTOR® Party

RPAC, REALTORS® Political Action Committee, is one of the strongest and most successful advocacy organizations in the nation. RPAC collects voluntary investments from REALTORS®, giving us a seat at the table with legislative and policy decision makers across the local, state, and national level. Together, we can advocate for REALTORS®, the real estate industry, and business, property, and homeowners alike. RPAC is a fair, legal, and vital way for REALTORS® to speak in a unified voice. RPAC protects the future of real estate in America.

What has RPAC Accomplished for YOU?

  • Worked for reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Helped create the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account
  • Prevented taxes on real estate commissions
  • Prevented transfer tax increases and reduced property taxes
  • Supported legislation protecting private property rights
  • Supported the use of electronic signatures for real estate documents
  • Increased FHA/VA loan limits

How to Get Involved

Text REALTORS to 30644 to receive REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts. This way you will receive a text as soon as a national or state legislative Call for Action is launched, explaining how REALTORS® can take action.

REALTORS® Give Back

Grants

With the help of the National Association of REALTORS®, Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® have grants available to help us plan, organize, implement and maintain Placemaking activities in our communities. We invite community partners to fill out an application for a Placemaking grant for projects we can take on together.

About Placemaking: Placemaking is a way to make our community a better place by transforming unused sites and “eyesores” into welcoming destinations accessible to everyone. Placemaking can be undertaken by anyone in a community, but what is often needed is someone to take the lead or initiative. Who better to do this than a REALTOR® Association and its members? Our REALTORS® are already engaged in their communities. They know the neighborhoods and the properties and are likely to know where to focus improvement efforts.

All applications will be reviewed by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Community Outreach Committee, Board of Directors, and/or Staff. Please allow 30 days after submitting your application for us to get back to you.

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