NCSHA recognizes that press access supports a broader understanding of important industry issues and welcomes coverage of the majority of its conferences. NCSHA does follow a few key policies regarding the press to support the information and educational needs of its members.

  • A limited number of press credentials may be issued for NCSHA conferences and events. All requests must be approved in advance of the event, prior to issuance, by the Director of Marketing and Communications. Onsite registrations are not available. Please email NCSHA Registration,, with your request in advance.
  • Press credentials are granted to individuals who are on assignment for, or employees of, a media outlet appropriate to the coverage of affordable housing news. Name badges with these credentials must be visible and worn at all times during the event.
  • Press must hold their questions until after the session is completed so that NCSHA audience members are able to ask their questions.
  • Please contact NCSHA to make sure that the sessions you are interested in covering are open to the press. NCSHA reserves the right to close sessions to the press at any time.
  • Unless otherwise noted, during open meetings, speakers and panelists may be identified and quoted. However, reporters must first obtain permission to quote audience members who ask questions or comment during a meeting.
  • Members of the media must identify themselves as members of the press when speaking with attendees during informal conversations at meetings and mutually agree as to whether the conversation is to be used in a story.
  • NCSHA cannot guarantee that a speaker will be available to the press following his or her remarks.
  • While the majority of its program sessions are on the record, some meetings are for members-only in order to permit NCSHA to conduct its activities.

Press Contact: Director of Marketing and Communications, or 202-624-7710.