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- Past Washington Reports
- September 20, 2018Housing Bond Issuance Increased Again in 2017, CDFA Survey Says
Private activity bond (PAB) issuance increased at least nine percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the Council of Development Finance Agencies’ (CDFA) latest Annual Volume Cap Report for 2018.
- September 19, 2018Tim Ryan Bill Would Provide Federal Assistance for Blight Removal
Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) recently introduced legislation, the “Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act” (H.R. 6792), that would provide federal funding to support blight elimination and neighborhood redevelopment activities in low-income communities.
- September 18, 2018Utah Homebuilder Announces National Prize for Innovations in Affordable Homeownership
Ivory Homes, the largest homebuilder in Utah, Tuesday announced it is holding a national contest to reward innovators who are working to alleviate the affordable housing crisis. The Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability will recognize solutions to the affordability crunch that are the most “ambitious, scalable, and innovative.”
- September 18, 2018GAO Housing Credit Development Cost Study Illustrates State Efforts to Ensure Reasonable Costs and Recommends Additional Data Collection
Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its long-awaited report on Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) development costs, “Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Improved Data and Oversight Would Strengthen Cost Assessment and Fraud Risk Management.”
- September 13, 2018FHFA Proposed Rule Would Require GSEs to Align Policies to Facilitate Single Security
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) September 12 released a proposed rule that would mandate that the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac work to align their policies and procedures that could impact the prepayment speeds of their mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in the to-be-announced market (TBA).
- September 20, 2018HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration Reaches Historic 100,000 Unit MilestoneHUD.gov
- September 20, 2018Why PAB Issuance Grew to $24.9 Billion in 2017Bond Buyer
- September 19, 2018Ryan Proposes Spending Billions to Clean Up Housing Blight Across United StatesThe Vindicator
- September 19, 2018U.S. Treasury Awards $202.2 Million to Support Economic Growth in Low-Income CommunitiesCommunity Development Financial Institutions Fund
- September 12, 2018U.S. Cities Will Be Able to Compete for Funding From JPMorganWall Street Journal
- September 11, 2018AHF to Induct Four Members into 2018 Hall of FameAffordable Housing Finance
- September 11, 2018The Evidence is in on a Cost-Effective Way to Build Affordable ApartmentsThe Hill
- September 6, 2018Fannie and Freddie, Make Way for Ginnie MaeWall Street Journal
- September 18, 2018NCSHA Statement on GAO Report on Housing Credit Development Costs
The National Council of State Housing Agencies commends the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its evenhanded analysis of development costs of affordable multifamily properties financed by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) program entitled “Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Improved Data and Oversight Would Strengthen Cost Assessment and Fraud Risk Management.”
- July 17, 2018NCSHA Executive Director and HFA Programs Featured in July Edition of “The Down Payment Report”
The July edition of “The Down Payment Report” features an interview with NCSHA Executive Director Stockton Williams and coverage of HFAs meeting the demand for down payment assistance in their states.
- May 22, 2018Statement from NCSHA Executive Director Stockton Williams on the Hardest Hit Fund Program
The Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program was established in the wake of the Great Recession to assist struggling homeowners and communities in states disproportionately impacted by foreclosures and unemployment.
- April 9, 2018A Message from Executive Director Stockton Williams
NCSHA welcomed Stockton Williams on board as the organization’s new Executive Director, following his appointment by the Board of Directors. Here, Stockton recorded the following message for NCSHA’s members
- March 5, 2018Stockton Williams Appointed NCSHA Executive Director
The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Board of Directors announced today that housing and economic development expert Stockton Williams has been appointed Executive Director, effective April 2.
- September 20, 2018CalHFA Wins Second Award for Reporting Excellence
The California Housing Finance Agency has received further accolades from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The GFOA bestowed the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting on CalHFA in recognition of its first-ever submission for a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).
- September 14, 2018RIHousing, Partners Celebrate Beginning of $50 Million Apartment Rehabilitation Project in South Providence
Joined by U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, RIHousing and Omni America hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning, September 14, for the renovations taking place at Barbara Jordan I Apartments.
- September 13, 2018Opening Doors for Households with Rental Barriers
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is helping households with poor credit, a history of evictions or a criminal record to secure housing.
- September 12, 2018State of Maryland Launches Redesigned Affordable Rental Housing Locator
Today, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development launched a new version of its free, Web-based affordable rental housing locator, MDHousingSearch.org, the first major redesign of the locator website since its debut in 2008.
- September 12, 2018Edwin King to Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Advisory Council
Edwin King, executive director of KHC, was selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Advisory Council (CAC), which is responsible for research, analysis, and engagement on economic issues facing underserved and lower-income individuals and communities across the federal Fourth District.