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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 24, 2016

    The USDA Rural Development (RD) office on May 24 published an “Unnumbered Letter” allowing state RD offices to reallocate unused rental assistance (RA) within their states without approval from the national office, reversing a policy in place since 2013 requiring state offices to return unused RA to the national office to be recaptured.

  • 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.

  • May 16, 2016

    The data in Out of Reach is sobering. In my home state of Oregon, and in communities across the country, working families searching for affordable rental units find little to nothing in their price range. There simply isn’t enough reasonably priced, decently maintained housing to meet the demand, and rapidly rising rents outpace wages. As a result, one out of four households spends more than half their income on housing costs. People with low or fixed incomes face even bleaker situations

  • April 20, 2016

    Chart of HFA's USDA Marturing Mortgage Properties 2016-2019

  • February 16, 2016

    NCSHA's 2016 Priorities Briefing PowerPoint

  • December 18, 2015

    On December 16, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 omnibus spending bill, providing $1.1 trillion in funding for government operations, including funding for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service programs.