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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 | July 30, 2021

Emergency rental assistance is a pretty plain-spoken term for a federal program, even if it’s jargon for lifeline. Many of us with a stake in its success now understand not nearly enough people...

NCSHA Washington Report | July 16, 2021

An Open Letter to America’s Landlords On behalf of state agencies administering federal emergency rental assistance funds, thank you for your extraordinary efforts to keep millions of...

NCSHA Washington Report | July 2, 2021

State programs expect to pay more than 200,000 renters more than $1 billion in assistance to cover back rent and utilities and avoid evictions and homelessness in July, according to projections...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 18, 2021

One of the biggest shortcomings of the affordable rental housing subsidy system is the fact that so many landlords serving low-income renters operate outside of it. This is especially true of...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 11, 2021

While one set of high-powered discussions about a bipartisan infrastructure agreement ended this week, another began, and a Senate hearing offered more glimpses of common ground: investment in...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 4, 2021

Readers of this newsletter know the view here is that affordable housing is, and has to be, a bipartisan policy priority in Washington. We’ve argued affordable housing — the glue that helps...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 21, 2021

State housing finance agencies have no more important partners in helping lower-income Americans become homeowners than home mortgage lenders. Loan originators of all kinds use their creativity...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 14, 2021

Affordable housing is essential infrastructure. Like other physical forms of it, affordable housing is a part of the built environment every community needs that the private sector simply can’t...

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...