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  • May 11, 2017

    A collection of helpful links for Section 8 Project-Based Contract Administrators

  • March 20, 2017

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

  • November 29, 2016

    While we strongly support the goals articulated in the SAFMR proposed rule, including expanding housing choice and access to high-opportunity neighborhoods for voucher holders, we are concerned that implementation of SAFMRs as envisioned in the proposed rule may have unintended consequences that could negatively impact some voucher holders, particularly those in high-cost metropolitan areas with low vacancy rates, and create problems for developments that rely on rental assistance from Project-Based Vouchers (PBV). We also are concerned that HUD may be underestimating the administrative burden public housing authorities (PHA), including state HFAs, will incur if required to implement SAFMRs.

  • 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

    The Housing Choice Voucher (voucher) program is HUD’s largest rental assistance program, assisting more than five million people in 2.2 million low-income households. Eligible households use vouchers (also called tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance) to help pay the rent on privately owned homes of their choosing. Additionally, program administrators can attach a portion of their vouchers to particular properties or help eligible households buy homes.

  • 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.

  • December 18, 2015

    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.

  • November 4, 2015

    The undersigned members of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) are writing in response to your call for submissions to modernize the delivery of federal housing assistance, as requested on the 50th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While we welcome new ideas to fight poverty and address our nation’s housing affordability crisis, we believe that we must also recognize the many innovative, effective and efficient HUD programs that are already delivering on their promise.