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NCSHA Washington Report | March 22, 2019

Hundreds of legal aid attorneys, community organizers, and low-income tenant rights advocates gathered in New Orleans this week for the Housing Justice Network National Conference, convened by...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 8, 2019

Leaders in the nation’s state housing finance agency community from across the country will be in Washington, DC, next week for NCSHA’s 2019 Legislative Conference. State HFA executive...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 1, 2019

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who before his election last fall served three terms in Congress as one of its most conservative members, has proposed in his first budget to break a...

Washington Report | February 22, 2019

Housing has long been seen as a leading economic indicator. Home construction has historically led the country out of recessions, acting as “an important jump-starter [that]...

Washington Report | February 15, 2019

More HFAs are investing in research to refine business strategies, understand emerging trends, and adjust policies to address new realities in their communities. Recent work on urban housing and...

Washington Report | February 8, 2019

While the demographic shifts that continue to transform America’s suburbs are often assessed for their political implications, their housing market impacts may be even more...

Washington Report | February 1, 2019

On January 24, Politico reported that, in a recording of a January 17 staff meeting at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), acting director Joseph Otting (who also serves as...

Washington Report | January 25, 2019

UPDATE: On Friday (01/25/2019) afternoon, President Trump agreed to reopen the federal government until February 15, allowing time to negotiate FY 2019 funding legislation, including immigration...

Washington Report | January 11, 2019

The National Association of REALTORS© this week called attention to “tangible harm to potential buyers, the real estate market, and economic growth.” The Federal Housing...

Washington Report | January 4, 2019

While the partial federal government shutdown casts a growing shadow of uncertainty over the first days of the 116th Congress, we begin the new year focused on advancing the federal policy...

Washington Report | December 21, 2018

Months before the Federal Reserve Bank’s decision this week to raise interest rates, most everyone in affordable housing finance and development was already grappling with impacts of more...

Washington Report | December 14, 2018

The Executive Order on Opportunity Zones (OZs) President Trump signed this week establishes this still-evolving program as a top-tier priority for the Administration: the enormous energy and...