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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 | January 15, 2021

The Treasury Department apparently is about to decide how much documentation millions of desperate low-income renters will have to show states and cities to be eligible for aid under the new federal...

NCSHA Washington Report | January 8, 2021

A resolution for the new year all of us in affordable housing can make is to put digital inclusion in our lexicon — and our business plans. A HUD rule on the books since 2016 already...

NCSHA Washington Report | SPECIAL EDITION | December 22, 2020

Yesterday, Jupiter and Saturn shared a rare planetary nuzzle and Congress passed an emergency relief bill for the American people by huge bipartisan majorities. It’s OK to feel good for a...

NCSHA Washington Report | December 18, 2020

The following op-ed by NCSHA Executive Director Stockton Williams was published by The Hill earlier this week. At a dark hour for renters across the country, Washington may soon send some...

NCSHA Washington Report | SPECIAL EDITION | December 11, 2020

This week, as state housing finance agencies worked urgently to deliver federal emergency assistance in the remaining days federal rules allow, NCSHA worked relentlessly to secure additional aid...

NCSHA Washington Report | December 4, 2020

Could what the New York Times recently called a “coming wave of pandemic-induced vacancies” for commercial properties be a significant opportunity for affordable housing? A new study...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 20, 2020

Below the bubbling surface of discouraging news about prospects for a fiscal stimulus bill before the year’s end and more encouraging signs of a potential agreement to fund the federal...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 13, 2020

For as long as there have been investors, there have been “socially responsible” investors, motivated to make decisions with their money based on personal values as well as financial returns....

NCSHA Washington Report | November 6, 2020

In a polarized political environment with a gridlocked federal government, how can the country meet national challenges that play out differently from state to state? In housing, it can work...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 23, 2020

90 seconds for our closing argument: You can’t afford to miss NCSHA’s first virtual Annual Conference & Showcase next week because it offers more programming than any NCSHA conference...