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  • March 20, 2017

    Key Congressional Committee Rosters for NCSHA in the 115th Congress.

  • December 12, 2016
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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.

  • May 16, 2016

    At last measure in 2013, over one in four renters, or 11.2 million renter households, were
    severely burdened by rents that took up over half their incomes. This total represented
    a slight reduction from the record level of 11.3 million set in 2011, but remains
    dramatically higher than the start of the last decade, having risen by more than 3 million since
    2000. With substantial growth in renter households expected over the next decade and little sign
    of a turnaround in the income and rent trends that produced these record levels of cost burdens,
    there is little prospect for substantial improvement in these conditions over the coming decade.

  • May 16, 2016

    One telling indicator of the state of the nation’s housing is the drop in the homeownership rate to just 64.5 percent last year, erasing nearly all of the increase in the previous two decades. The number of homeowners fell for the eighth straight year, signaling persistently weak demand in this key market segment. And the trend does not appear to be abating, with the national homeownership rate down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

  • May 16, 2016

    The decade-long surge in rental demand is unprecedented. In mid-2015, 43 million families and individuals lived in rental housing, up nearly 9 million from 2005—the largest gain in any 10-year period on record. In addition, the share of all US households that rent rose from 31 percent to 37 percent, its highest level since the mid-1960s.

  • February 25, 2016

    Authorized in 1990, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides grants to state and local governments to produce affordable housing for low-income families. HOME funds are a vital and unique source of financing for numerous affordable housing developments—many of which would not be possible without HOME assistance. HOME flexibly works with and supports many critical federal housing programs, making it financially feasible to build and sustain housing for persons experiencing homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, and other individuals and families with low incomes.

  • February 25, 2016

    The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), authorized in 1990, provides grants to state and local governments to produce affordable housing for low‐income families.

  • February 16, 2016

    NCSHA's 2016 Priorities Briefing PowerPoint

  • January 20, 2016

    Learn the latest on CHDO certification rules and capacity analysis. Explore how some HFAs are identifying CHDOs, fostering their creation and success, assessing their qualifications and capabilities, evaluating and underwriting their projects, and reviewing their written agreements.

  • January 11, 2016

    Talk directly with senior HUD officials about critical HOME issues, including IDIS, HOME match requirements, Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), and fair housing rules.