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2020 Census REALTOR® Guide

Participate in The 2020 Census 

The 2020 Census is happening now! You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.


Why is my participation important?

  • It influences the number of congressional seats for Louisiana.
  • It determines how dollars are being allocated for schools and hospitals in Louisiana.
  • It would give accurate economic data for businesses, researchers, and policy makers in making decisions.
  • It helps with the planning of public health programs in Louisiana.
  • Each person who goes uncounted costs Louisiana $2,291.

Results are especially important for REALTORS® too, helping NAR’s Research Team provide troves of data to members. Click here to learn more about what Census housing data is used for.

Click here to learn more and be counted!


How To Respond

Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12 – 20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

In addition to an invitation to respond, some households will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). You do not need to wait for your paper questionnaire to respond to the Census. Please complete your census form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives.

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.

You can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:

If you do not receive an invitation to respond from the Census Bureau, you may respond online or visit the Contact Us page.

Encourage Friends, Family, Colleagues & Clients to Participate!

Please encourage everyone to participate in the 2020 Census! Below are some Census talking points and a graphic to use on social media!

Click here for talking points

Click here for graphic



2020 Census Social Media Infographic

Unemployment Assistance for REALTORS®

Independent Contractors, including REALTORS®, Eligible for Unemployment Assistance

The CARES Act legislation includes a provision that provides for a temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program through December 31, 2020. This provides payment to those not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits, including independent contractors and the self-employed, who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. If you think you may be eligible for this assistance, we recommend that you apply. To apply for unemployment assistance, please visit To register, you will need your Social Security number and a valid e-mail address. Until we are notified otherwise, we suggest that you use your broker’s name, address and telephone number for the employer part of the application.

Tips for applying:

  1. Apply online at, not over the phone

  2. Apply later in the evening/at night when the system is less strained

  3. As this provision is new, the state’s system may send you an initial monetary denial. Submit a weekly claim each Sunday so that you can receive benefits once the system is updated.

  4. Since you may have to apply a few times, save a separate document with your answers to make it easier to copy and paste them into future applications.

  5. The Louisiana Workforce Commission strongly encourages you to select direct deposit as your payment method. A debit card could take as long as 10 days to be processed, mailed, and received.

  6. Click Here to Fill Out an Application

Lockbox Hotline / Staff / Government Office Status Tracker

Add NAR Hotline to Your Phone Contacts

Have questions about the resources available to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19? Call the new member hotline at 800-874-6500 for tools and ideas to operate your business safely and smartly.

Lockbox Hotline

Out of an abundance of caution the following electronic key and lockbox procedures have been implemented.

Our Lockbox Department will be issuing lockboxes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Should you need a SUPRA Lockbox, please contact the office first so Staff can program your lockbox shackle code over the phone, process your payment and make arrangements for you to pick up your box.  

If you need to set up Supra Key on your phone, you do not need to come to the office. We ask that you please call us so we can get you all set up.

Metairie Office     504-274-0781 or 504-274-0782  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mandeville Office 504-274-0788 or 504-274-0789 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Contact Us! We Are Here to Help - Staff Roster



Metairie Monday-Friday 8:30 – 5:00 pm 504-885-3200 
Press 1 For staff directory 
Press 2 For Directory by Department 
Press 4 to leave a message for the receptionist to call you back.
All calls will be returned timely. 
Mandeville Monday – Friday 9:30 – 3:00 p.m. 985-882-8521 
You will reach a staff person in Mandeville 
Use our staff roster for current phone numbers and email addresses  
If you reach their voice mail leave your name, number and nature of your call and they will respond to you quickly.

Staff Roster

Click here for downloadable PDF


Government Office Status Tracker

NOMAR’s Government Affairs Department has been in contact with the government offices in our 10 parishes that you need most for your business to determine whether they are opened, closed, or operating on a modified basis. Please click here for our real time tracker of government office operating statuses. This list will be updated as new information is received.

If you have any questions or need information on any other government agencies or services, please call (504) 274-0705 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For the Northshore, call (504) 274-0789 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ADDENDUMS to the Purchase Agreement / Additional Information & Tips

The following sample ADDENDUMS to the Purchase Agreement are being made available for your use during this time. Be sure to run it by your broker/ legal counsel and feel free to add your logo.

FORTUITOUS EVENT ADDENDUM to the Purchase Agreement



Additional Information and Tips 

Click here for NOMAR's Saftey Tips for REALTORS® 


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