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NCSHA Washington Report | November 22, 2019

In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, HUD turned to state HFAs and local public housing authorities (PHAs) for help meeting a responsibility the department was unequipped to address itself:...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 15, 2019

Martha Ross and Nicole Bateman of the Brookings Institution have produced a remarkable analysis of the demographics of America’s “low-wage” workforce: the 53 million people between the...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 8, 2019

With daylight saving time in effect, we’re missing the late afternoon light on the East Coast and thinking a little more about the sun. On the West Coast, in California, most everyone...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 1, 2019

Housing industry analyst John McManus predicts that, within a few years, at least three of the top 10 home-building companies will have a business model aimed at the affordability crisis and at...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 18, 2019

As America’s state housing finance agencies and hundreds of their partners head to Boston for NCSHA’s Annual Conference starting tomorrow, we take note of some of the honest-to-goodness good...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 11, 2019

Housing’s centrality to the economy and its interconnectedness with public policy means that the “law of unintended consequences” applies forcefully, with sometimes surprising “winners...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 4, 2019

MaineHousing’s evolution from an agency born 50 years ago Tuesday with $68,000 in the bank into a $2 billion public-private enterprise that helps more than 100,000 people and pumps more than...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 27, 2019

Whether you think Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Airbnb have gotten too much credit or not enough for recent commitments that exceed $2 billion combined for affordable housing and...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 20, 2019

We’ve argued before that the common characterization of rural America as doomed to fall further behind faster growing urban areas is often wrong. In fact, many rural areas are thriving,...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 13, 2019

As we reported last week, HUD has issued guidance implementing the authorization in the department’s FY 2018 funding bill to make Section 202 Housing for the Elderly rental assistance...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 6, 2019

Agencies all over Washington are in advanced stages of revising some of the most important federal rules for affordable housing and community development. The results, starting as soon as next...

NCSHA Washington Report | August 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, tragically, will almost certainly inflict a multibillion-dollar toll when it reaches landfall in the next few days, continuing a worsening trend. More than 25 percent of...