REALTOR® Appointed to Federal Housing Committee
May 3, 2019
Paul Yorkis, CRS, SRES, president of Patriot Real Estate Inc. in Medway, Mass., and a REALTOR® for nearly 30 years, was officially confirmed this week as a member of the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee. Yorkis will serve a three-year term through 2021 on the committee.
He first learned of his appointment in March, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, but had been awaiting confirmation. NAR publicly supported Yorkis’ appointment last year. “We are extremely proud to see one of our own appointed to the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee,” NAR President John Smaby said in a statement. “Paul Yorkis has represented himself and his colleagues admirably throughout his career, serving as the Massachusetts State Board’s President in 2017 and earning the REALTOR® of the Year acknowledgement from both the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® in 2011. Paul is deserving of this new role, and we’re confident that he will continue to positively shape the future of our industry as a member of the HCFAC.”
As a member of the 12-seat board, Yorkis will provide recommendations and support in helping families nationwide obtain, sustain, and improve their housing through a national network of HUD-approved counseling agencies and HUD-certified counselors. Yorkis will officially begin his new role on the committee May 21.
He also was a Democratic National Convention delegate in 2012, telling REALTOR® Magazine at the time that “REALTORS® do amazing things. The reason I’m at the convention is because I believe it’s the little stuff that has the ability to impact politics.”
National Association of REALTORS®
Updated: July 22, 2019