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NCSHA COVID-19 Blogs, News, and Resources

The most recent NCSHA blogs, news, resources, statements, and talking points for HFAs are available below. For a curated compilation of COVID-19 information, guidelines, and notices published by state HFAs, the Administration, HUD, and other federal agencies, please visit the COVID-19 Resources and Updates Center.


NCSHA Washington Report | October 23, 2020

90 seconds for our closing argument: You can’t afford to miss NCSHA’s first virtual Annual Conference & Showcase next week because it offers more programming than any NCSHA conference...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 16, 2020

This week saw new evidence of the intense geographic concentration of disadvantage in the country and the risks it may worsen, especially for people of color, as the recession grinds on. The...

STOUT Rental and Eviction Live Data

This data from the STOUT Eviction Right to Counsel Resource Center is updated approximately every two weeks.

Coronavirus Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

On October 14, HUD updated for stakeholders of the Office of Multifamily Housing its Questions and Answers related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

NCSHA Washington Report | October 9, 2020

In other news this past week: JPMorgan Chase announced a commitment of $30 billion over five years to “address key drivers of the racial wealth divide, reduce systemic racism against Black...

FAQs: CDC’s Order Temporarily Halting Residential Evictions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the CDC’s temporary eviction moratorium for qualifying renters, adopted on September 4, 2020, and expiring on December 31, 2020.

NCSHA Washington Report | October 2, 2020

Evictions as actual events are lagging indicators of housing hardship, the tragic endgame, more often than not, after a renter’s struggles and sacrifices and, more often than you might think, a...

Mainstream Vouchers – Non-Competitive Opportunity for Additional Vouchers Authorized by the CARES Act, Temporary Waivers and Alternative Requirements, and Modified 2020 Housing Assistance Payment Renewal Calculation

This notice provides information on several policies impacting Mainstream vouchers. The provisions in the notice are being offered to help public housing agencies prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) ACT.

House Leadership Issues Revised $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

Late yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a revised version of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, cutting more than $1 trillion from the original version of the legislation the House passed in May. However, it remains to be seen whether renewed conversations among House, Senate, and White House negotiators will result in further coronavirus relief action before the election, as thus far Republicans have resisted spending as much as proposed in the revised bill.

Scaled-Back HEROES Act Legislative Text

This House bill would provide $2.2 trillion in coronavirus relief.  It is a scaled-back version of the $3.4 trillion Health Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency solutions (HEROES) Act the House passed in May.

Analysis of Current and Expected Rental Shortfall and Potential Eviction Filings in the U.S.

This report, produced by STOUT, estimates roughly 10 – 14 million renter households — home to 23 – 34 million renters — were behind on their rent by a total of roughly $12 – $17 billion as of September 14, 2020.

State HFA Emergency Housing Assistance Programs

This directory shows critical components of state HFA emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The linked presentation provides analysis, early takeaways, and additional resources.