CARES Act FAQs - Updated May 15th
May 27, 2020
Stay connected to the most recent information on the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
NAR has been working closely with Congress and the Administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS® and their clients are protected in any federal action in response to COVID-19. Many REALTORS® are small businesses, or work with them as clients. In the most recent relief package passed into law, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" or CARES Act, there were significant provisions aimed at assisting small businesses during this difficult time. The CARES Act appropriates more than $360 billion total for new Small Business Administration (SBA) programs - the 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) advance grants program.
Provided below are a number of Q&As to address frequent questions about what these programs are, who is eligible and how to apply. Also, see and share the PPP vs EIDL infographic for differences between the two programs. We continue to learn more about these relief measures daily and will update this document as events warrant.
On April 16, the SBA announced that the funds for both the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans had been exhausted. The following week SBA lenders began taking new applications for PPP loans, and the SBA began to work its way through its queue of existing applicants for EIDLs. As of May 11, the PPP loan program still has funding, but the SBA has once again paused taking new applicants for EIDLs (with the exception of agriculture businesses) due to low funding. The SBA also reduced the maximum EIDL amount to $150,000.
- SBA CARES Act FAQs - Updated May 14th
- Unemployment Assistance FAQs - Updated May 1st
- Mortgage and Personal Finance FAQs - Updated April 24th
- Real Estate Transactions, Independent Contractors FAQs - Updated April 16th
About the PBOR Market Brief
The Paulding Board of REALTORS® (PBOR) Market Brief is compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Board at 770.866.1397.
*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.
About the Paulding Board of REALTORS®
The Paulding Board of REALTORS® (PBOR) has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in Paulding County, Georgia for more than a decade. PBOR serves as a central source of information for its members, with mainly focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing REALTORS® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.
About First Multiple Listing Service
First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. FMLS was founded in 1957 by a group of Brokers who wanted to share their listings and connect buyers and sellers. Today FMLS is the largest MLS in Georgia & the 4th largest MLS in the United States, serving nearly 54,000 real estate Agents & Brokers. For additional information or to start a discussion about how to partner with FMLS please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.