Campaigns, Coalitions, and Task Forces
NCSHA is a proud member of the following organizations that support affordable housing through education, policy development, and advocacy.
A national grassroots coalition of more than 2,150 national, state, and local organizations, the Affordable Rental Housing ACTION (A Call to Invest in Our Neighborhoods) Campaign focuses on ensuring that low-income working families throughout the nation have access to decent, safe, and affordable rental housing. The mission of the ACTION Campaign is to protect, strengthen, and expand the Housing Credit and preserve multifamily Housing Bonds. In addition to co-chairing the ACTION Steering Committee, NCSHA leads the ACTION Legislative Committee.
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is an education, strategy, and action hub for national organizations dedicated to adequate federal housing and community development funding for lower-income families and communities. In addition to being a member, NCSHA serves on the steering committee to develop and advance CHCDF’s advocacy agenda.
Don’t Mess with Our Bonds Coalition
The Don’t Mess with Our Bonds Coalition is composed of state and local government associations dedicated to protecting the tax-exemption for municipal bonds, including private activity housing bonds. The coalition leverages the combined resources of governmental and private stakeholders.
Fair Housing Working Group
The Fair Housing Working Group is a coalition of housing and civil rights advocates who seek to find common ground on furthering fair housing through policies that increase opportunities for minority and low-income individuals and families.
NCSHA convenes the HOME Coalition, an active association that works to increase awareness of the HOME Investment Partnerships program, emphasize its importance to the development and provision of affordable housing, and advocate for HOME funding. The coalition is composed of nearly 40 national organizations, ranging from housing developers, to advocates, and state and local government associations.
Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA), a coalition of organizations representing municipal bond issuers, state and local government officials, and private bond market participants, is dedicated to preserving the tax-exemption for municipal bonds, including housing bonds. As the debate over federal tax reform has progressed, MBFA has worked to educate policymakers, the media, and the public about the important role tax-exempt municipal bonds play in supporting critical public services and to urge members of Congress to maintain the exemption for municipal bond interest.
National Supportive Housing Coalition
The National Supportive Housing Coalition is composed of housing providers, developers, and agencies; supportive service providers; statewide supportive housing coalitions; homelessness advocates; and national nonprofits dedicated to increasing the supply of supportive housing for vulnerable populations who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
The NDD United Campaign gathers more than 3,000 organizations from across the nondefense discretionary (NDD) sectors to call for a balanced approach to deficit reduction. NDD United was established in response to the Budget Control Act of 2011, which placed caps on federal spending for all discretionary programs through 2021 and set the stage for sequestration starting in 2013.
Led by the National Housing Trust and as a national coalition of housing owners, developers, tenant associations, and state and local housing agencies, the Preservation Working Group is dedicated to the safeguarding and security of multifamily housing for low-income families.
The Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force, convened by the National Housing Conference, brings together practitioners and policy organizations to explore connections between housing and other issues. Seeking solutions from a comprehensive community development perspective, the Task Force looks at health, education, race, and economic development in an effort to help neighborhoods still struggling to recover from the recession and foreclosure crisis.
Convened by the National Housing Conference, the Veterans Rental Housing Working Group represents a wide spectrum of housing and veteran service practitioners. The Working Group identifies policy actions aimed specifically at the rental housing needs of veterans.