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Washington Report

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.

Washington Report | December 7, 2018

At this week’s NCSHA Board of Directors Meeting and Executive Directors Forum in Washington, DC, political strategist Bruce Mehlman described our “age of disruption” in politics (the U.S....

Washington Report | November 30, 2018

The first housing advocates were probably 19th century public health professionals in Europe and America alarmed by shoddy construction and appalling living conditions in both countries’...

Washington Report | November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2017, the House of Representatives approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1), which would have crippled the ability of states and local communities to finance...

Washington Report | November 2, 2018

The news this week that the “self-driving” car company Waymo was granted the first permit in California to begin driverless testing on public roads was another small step towards a total...

Washington Report | October 26, 2018

We’ve come to understand the nation’s central affordable housing challenge as essentially too much demand and not enough supply, which is driving rents and prices out of reach for millions. Yet...

Washington Report | October 12, 2018

Amidst all the discouraging data and troubling trends regarding the housing affordability crisis, there are, in fact, reasons to feel some measure of optimism. Nobody should be naïve about the...

Washington Report | October 5, 2018

At New Hampshire Housing’s “2018 Housing & the Economy Conference” in Manchester yesterday, we heard from Kol Peterson, the “ADU Guru,” about the untapped potential of what you might...

Washington Report | September 28, 2018

Even words like ‘emergency’ and ‘epidemic’ seem insufficient to adequately characterize deaths from drug overdoses in this country, which now annually exceed the number of American military...

Washington Report | September 21, 2018

On August 17, North Carolina HFA executive director Scott Farmer attended a ribbon cutting at a rehabilitated home in Wilmington that had been damaged by Hurricane Matthew, one of hundreds the...

Washington Report | September 14, 2018

Ten years after the Great Recession forced the federal government to make major changes to the nation’s housing system, state housing finance agencies (HFAs) are increasingly important to the...