• June 7, 2012
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    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) urged Congress today to strengthen FHA’s affordable multifamily lending capacity by enhancing its already successful partnership with state Housing Finance Agencies (HFA). NCSHA advocated for authorizing Ginnie Mae to securitize Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured multifamily loans under the FHA-HFA Risk-Sharing program to help address the nation’s growing need for rental housing. These remarks were made during testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity hearing on FHA multifamily mortgage insurance programs.

  • March 7, 2011
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    Life -changing stories of working families benefiting from a range of federal housing programs will be at the forefront of this week’s annual Legislative Conference of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA).

  • October 7, 2010
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    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) welcomed a near-record number of state housing finance agencies (HFAs) and their partners to its 40th Annual Conference, held October 2-5 in Boston. NCSHA’s HFA members elected the following officers and directors to its Board of Directors:

  • August 11, 2010
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    Today, the Obama Administration announced a plan to expand its Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets (the Hardest-Hit Fund) by providing $2 billion to HFAs in 18 jurisdictions that have experienced sustained unemployment rates at or above the national average over the last 12 months, through June 2010. The HFAs receiving the new funding include nine of those already participating in the Hardest-Hit Fund (California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Carolina), as well as the HFAs of Alabama, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Tennessee.

  • February 19, 2010
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    Today, President Obama announced a plan to provide $1.5 billion in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to five state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to help them stem home foreclosures with programs they design to modify negative equity mortgages and provide emergency homeowner loans, among other strategies.

  • January 13, 2010
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    NCSHA today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury has purchased $13.9 billion in housing bonds from 50 of its state Housing Finance Agency (HFA) members under the Obama Administration’s HFA Initiative, unveiled October 19.

  • October 19, 2009
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    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) applauds the Administration for its initiative, announced today, to bolster state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) and their efforts to stimulate first-time home buying, help distressed homeowners, and provide affordable rental homes. The initiative is part of President Obama’s Making Home Affordable program.

  • September 28, 2009
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    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) has launched its new website, an online portal where the associations’ thousands of members can collaborate, problem-solve, and share successes and challenges. The site delivers constantly updated, dynamic content.

  • November 7, 2008
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    Twenty-three state Housing Finance Agency (HFA) programs were recognized during the National Council of State Housing Agencies’ (NCSHA) recent Annual Conference and Tradeshow.