Advocacy Materials

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    The 2015 NCSHA Congressional Handout is available for download here. This effective tool may be used when speaking to members of Congress, state officials, and business partners alike. Filled with recent statistics and compelling graphics, this informational brochure may be used to share with your constituents the important work that HFAs do and why they do it.

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    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created by the nation’s state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to advance through advocacy and education their efforts to provide affordable housing to those who need it. NCSHA’s priorities, adopted annually by its Board of Directors after consultation with all state HFAs, set the agenda for NCSHA’s advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and the federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD, USDA, and the Treasury, as well as its business activities.

    Testimony

    • Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony on behalf of our Housing Finance Agency (HFA) members regarding FY 2015 appropriations for HUD programs. As you consider your FY 2015 HUD appropriations bill, we urge you to restore HOME formula grant funding to $1.6 billion, equal to its FY 2011 funding level, and provide Section 8 funding adequate to renew all expiring project-based contracts for a full year, fully fund all authorized Housing Choice Vouchers (vouchers), provide new incremental vouchers in FY 2015, allocate new flexible rental assistance to state HFAs, and ensure that successful HFA project-based contract and voucher administrators continue in and are adequately compensated for these roles. We also ask you to provide authority for Ginnie Mae to securitize FHA-HFA Multifamily Risk-Sharing program loans.