HFAs’ affordable housing efforts increasingly emphasize making homes and communities more sustainable by promoting energy-efficiency, connecting housing to jobs, increasing access to affordable transportation, supporting educational opportunity, and making homes healthier.
- To find local housing assistance, please contact your state’s Housing Finance Agency (HFA).
- To learn more about NCSHA’s advocacy work in this area or to attend a related education event, complete the general inquiry form.
- Members of the media, please contact Lisa Bowman, Director of Marketing and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Government Initiatives
- DOE Better Buildings Neighborhood Program
- DOT Sustainability Efforts
- Environmental Protection Agency Partnership
- EPA Sustainability
- HUD Sustainable Development Resources
- HUD/DOT/EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities
Other Sustainability Initiatives
- Enterprise Green Communities
- Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
- National Association of Home Builders Green
- July 31, 2018Senate Passes Flood Insurance Extension
The U.S. Senate earlier today passed legislation, S. 1182, extending the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through November 30.
- July 5, 2018HUD Releases Housing Counseling NOFA for FY 2018
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) July 3 issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Housing Counseling Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2018.
- June 26, 2018JCHS Report Describes Serious Affordable Housing Challenges
Last week, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released its annual report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018. The report examines the state of the housing market in 2018, finding that while the housing market improved in many respects over the last year, an increasing amount of low- and moderate-income families lack access to affordable housing options and homeownership is becoming less affordable.
Sustainable Housing - Resources
- May 16, 2016Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015
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, 2016Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | America’s Rental Housing: Expanding Options for Diverse and Growing Demand
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, 2016National Low Income Housing Coalition | Out of Reach 2015
This edition of Out of Reach highlights some of the economic challenges facing low income renters, including lagging wages, inconsistent job growth, and the rising cost of living.
- 2018 NCSHA Annual Conference & Showplace | NCSHA Members Only | October 13 – 16, 2018