Government Affairs Overview
The Government Affairs Department is staffed by an in house Government Affairs Director and employs contract lobbyists to assist in the legislative affairs of the Alabama Association of REALTORS®. The Alabama Association of REALTORS® has a Government Affairs Committee which is charged with monitoring and amending legislation with the guidance of the staff and lobbying team.
As a state Association our primary focus is to be the voice of real estate in Alabama and to protect the rights of our members and the clients they serve. We monitor several bills annually during the legislative session as well as draft and pre file those bills applicable to our members.
The Political Action Committees and Issues Mobilization Committee assist in disseminating funds for implementation in order to help elect REALTOR® friendly legislators, sponsor bills, and attend meetings crucial to our legislative position and success.
Historic Property Rehab Tax Credit
These are the rules promulgated by the Alabama Historical Commission that sets forth the qualifications and criteria for an historic preservation and rehabilitation project both for residential and commercial. Further, it outlines the process for application to apply for and receive the tax credit.