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The Washington Report offers NCSHA members a weekly update on the latest affordable housing developments in Washington, as well as NCSHA activities and HFA initiatives and innovations. To learn more about NCSHA, membership, or upcoming events, please contact us. We welcome media inquiries; please contact Lisa BowmanDirector, Marketing and Communications.

NCSHA Washington Report | June 26, 2020

State housing finance agencies, which emerged in the 1960s and came of age in the ’70s, moved to the center of the affordable housing system in the ’80s — where...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 19, 2020

If the moral argument against systemic racial discrimination is self-evident, the business case for a more equitable society should be another reason to do the right thing. Dallas Federal...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 12, 2020

For the 56 percent of employed Americans Zillow reports have been able to work from home during the coronavirus crisis, the reviews are in: Workers like the arrangement, and employers...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 5, 2020

Unrest in hundreds of American cities during the 1960s in response to abusive policing, pervasive discrimination, and intolerable housing conditions oppressing Black Americans gave rise to the first...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 22, 2020

Just when it looked like there might be a short pause to the frantic federal policymaking in response to COVID-19, this week saw two financial regulators make moves that, while not aimed at the...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 15, 2020

With encouraging news in such short supply these days, it’s frustrating to find any dark linings in what look like silver clouds. Last Friday’s report from the National Multifamily...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 8, 2020

Since so much about COVID-19 is unprecedented in our lifetime, like today’s jobs numbers, it’s necessary to demand unprecedented responses from our federal government. When a solution to...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 1, 2020

For a generation, the nation’s critical infrastructure of now more than three million Housing Credit apartments in thousands of properties has been resilient in the face of disasters,...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 24, 2020

It now seems clear the federal government intends to let significant harm come to the housing market, rather than take the proactive and preventative steps so many of us in the industry and...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 17, 2020

Nobody in affordable housing has time to be a historian these days. So, it’s helpful to hear from leaders who were around during the last national crisis who have advice for responding to the...