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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 | May 7, 2021

Whatever you make of today’s downside surprise in the jobs numbers, key sectors of the housing system that delivered during the pandemic are experiencing significant stress. Home mortgage...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 30, 2021

Political pros are already parsing preliminary numbers from the 2020 Census, which were released Monday. Both parties can claim optimism: Republicans because population growth is happening most...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 23, 2021

The Biden – Harris Administration has begun a delicate balancing act that aims simultaneously to end extraordinary pandemic protections for homeowners, provide additional assistance to those...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 16, 2021

On Monday, President Biden pledged efforts to “close persistent racial gaps in wages, housing, credit, lending opportunities, and access to higher education — gaps that, if closed, would add...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 9, 2021

“Seven months into the school year, millions of low-income families are still waiting for billions of dollars in federal food aid that was supposed to compensate them for school meals that were...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 2, 2021

Thomas Edsall recently summarized the state of play in the “intense dispute among strategists, scholars, and pollsters” about whether there is “a viable center… [that can] be mobilized to...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 19, 2021

Housing issues are higher on Congress’ agenda than they have been in years, and state HFAs plan to be in the center of intensive federal legislative policymaking on them over the next several...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 12, 2021

Historians and economists — and maybe your grandkids, whatever their line of work — will reckon with the federal government’s response to this pandemic year for many, hopefully healthier,...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 5, 2021

A brutal paradox of the pandemic is that some of the most financially stressed real estate assets — home to many of the most financially stressed Americans — may be increasingly attractive...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 26, 2021

One of the most important new federal affordable housing initiatives in a generation, the $25 billion Emergency Rental Assistance program, is starting to get urgently needed help to low-income...