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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.

NCSHA Washington Report | September 13, 2019

As we reported last week, HUD has issued guidance implementing the authorization in the department’s FY 2018 funding bill to make Section 202 Housing for the Elderly rental assistance...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 6, 2019

Agencies all over Washington are in advanced stages of revising some of the most important federal rules for affordable housing and community development. The results, starting as soon as next...

NCSHA Washington Report | August 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, tragically, will almost certainly inflict a multibillion-dollar toll when it reaches landfall in the next few days, continuing a worsening trend. More than 25 percent of...

NCSHA Washington Report | August 23, 2019

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at Case Western Reserve University, led by Mark Joseph, is producing a series of essays sponsored by the Kresge Foundation and published by...

NCSHA Washington Report | August 16, 2019

In an otherwise thoughtful overview of the housing crisis and the various proposals to address it from Democrats running for president, Vox’s Matthew Iglesias concludes, “There’s no...

NCSHA Washington Report | August 9, 2019

Fannie Mae’s recent decision to slash the lender and borrower advantages available through its Home Ready and HFA Preferred products for low- and moderate-income (LMI) buyers reflects the...

NCSHA Washington Report | August 2, 2019

“Forthcoming removal of LIHTC restrictions upon completion of Qualified Contract execution. Attractive spread from current asking rents to market rate rents of approximately...

NCSHA Washington Report | July 26, 2019

Back by popular demand (really!) are the annual summer reading recommendations. You don’t turn to us for staff favorites in the more mainstream genres, but we like to think we can intelligently...

NCSHA Washington Report | July 12, 2019

When architect Dan Parolek coined the term “missing middle housing” in 2010, he was referring to types of buildings whose form falls between that of the typical detached single-family...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 28, 2019

“Escalation of land prices adds an ever-bigger increment in the price of housing, and further explains the squeeze on low-income families seeking decent housing. Zoning was intended to...