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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 | 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...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 19, 2021

Economics reporter Conor Dougherty finds a grim “bipartisan agreement” at the heart of the housing supply shortfall: “Blue cities full of people who say they want a more equitable society...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 5, 2021

Some of the housing heroes of this pandemic who are closest to it — the counselors, resident advocates, community organizers, and more than a few landlords — have been saying since the outset...

NCSHA Washington Report | January 29, 2021

The most noteworthy part of President Biden’s executive order this week on redressing housing discrimination in America was not its directive to HUD to examine the Trump Administration’s fair...

NCSHA Washington Report | January 22, 2021

There are two reasons why low-income homeowners need emergency relief in addition to more mortgage forbearance, which FHFA and FHA recently extended through the end of February and March,...

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...

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...