From the Blog

  • April 3, 2014
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    These families who may face foreclosure this year, however, will be able to access foreclosure prevention help that research shows is effective because of more than $20 million in grants recently awarded to 29 housing finance agencies (HFAs) through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program (NFMC), a program administered by NeighborWorks America. It’s estimated that as many as 42,000 households facing foreclosure will be helped by these grant funds.

  • April 2, 2014
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    According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition's 2014 Out of Reach report, there is no state in the nation where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment renting for HUD’s Fair Market Rent (FMR).

  • March 14, 2014
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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently provided guidance on implementing the new definition of rural, as revised by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill).

    Press Releases

    • October 28, 2013
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      Twenty-two (22) state Housing Finance Agency (HFA) programs received Annual Awards for Program Excellence during the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2013 Annual Conference & Showplace in New Orleans, LA. This year’s conference was attended by more than 900 affordable housing industry professionals.

    • May 15, 2013
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      WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is pleased to announce that Henry Cisneros, former Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Housing Commission will deliver the keynote address at Housing Credit Connect in San Francisco on June 25, 2013. This annual event, presented by NCSHA, convenes decision makers from the nation’s Housing Credit allocating agencies with leading program experts to discuss the top issues facing this vital housing resource.

    • May 9, 2013
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      The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) today released its 2011 Factbook, a comprehensive survey of HFA (Housing Finance Agency) program activity. The data contained within this annual publication supports NCSHA’s advocacy within Congress, the Administration, and the numerous federal agencies concerned with housing and enables the organization to accurately represent and respond to its member needs.