Legislative Advocacy

Advocates for You and Your Business

GPAR is the legislative voice of the Philadelphia REALTOR® community in both City Hall and Harrisburg. We are effective advocates for our members because we’ve built meaningful relationships with policy makers. Locally, we understand the city’s unique legislative process. Prior successes include passage of legislation creating the nation’s largest land bank, which will improve neighborhoods and the housing market. We’ve actively supported legislation to repurpose unused public schools, collect delinquent taxes, and the very successful 10-year real estate tax abatement program. On the state level, we articulate our voice to the city’s delegation. We are actively seeking the passage of state legislation to create a first-time home buyer savings account program. Please visit the Policy Issues section to learn more about GPAR’s legislative work.