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Advocacy & Issues

NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress, the Administration, and the several federal agencies concerned with housing, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, and the Treasury, and with other advocates for affordable housing. At the center of HFA activity within the states and NCSHA’s work in Washington are three federally authorized programs: Housing Bonds; the Housing Credit, and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. NCSHA’s work and advocacy also cover the following issues.

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Housing Government Sponsored Enterprises

Housing Government Sponsored Enterprises

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs) are government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that help bring capital to the housing markets. Their...

Housing Trust Fund

Housing Trust Fund

The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a unique federal program authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) to increase and preserve the supply of...

Preservation

Preservation

For decades, our country has invested in affordable housing through a variety of federal and state programs. However, much of this housing stock is now in desperate need...

Project Based Section 8 Rental Assistance

Project Based Section 8 Rental Assistance

Project-based Section 8 rental assistance (PBRA) is a public-private partnership to maintain affordable rental homes for low-income persons. HUD provides private owners...

Rural Housing

Rural Housing

HFAs and Rural Housing HFAs are involved in a number of rural housing programs, including the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Section 515 and 538 multifamily...

Special Needs Housing

Special Needs Housing

State HFAs and their partners provide affordable housing for persons with special needs, including those with physical disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse and...

Sustainable Housing

Sustainable Housing

HFAs’ affordable housing efforts increasingly emphasize making homes and communities more sustainable by promoting energy-efficiency, connecting housing to jobs,...