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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 | February 15, 2019

More HFAs are investing in research to refine business strategies, understand emerging trends, and adjust policies to address new realities in their communities. Recent work on urban housing and...

Washington Report | February 8, 2019

While the demographic shifts that continue to transform America’s suburbs are often assessed for their political implications, their housing market impacts may be even more...

Washington Report | February 1, 2019

On January 24, Politico reported that, in a recording of a January 17 staff meeting at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), acting director Joseph Otting (who also serves as...

Washington Report | January 25, 2019

UPDATE: On Friday (01/25/2019) afternoon, President Trump agreed to reopen the federal government until February 15, allowing time to negotiate FY 2019 funding legislation, including immigration...

Washington Report | January 11, 2019

The National Association of REALTORS© this week called attention to “tangible harm to potential buyers, the real estate market, and economic growth.” The Federal Housing...

Washington Report | January 4, 2019

While the partial federal government shutdown casts a growing shadow of uncertainty over the first days of the 116th Congress, we begin the new year focused on advancing the federal policy...

Washington Report | December 21, 2018

Months before the Federal Reserve Bank’s decision this week to raise interest rates, most everyone in affordable housing finance and development was already grappling with impacts of more...

Washington Report | December 14, 2018

The Executive Order on Opportunity Zones (OZs) President Trump signed this week establishes this still-evolving program as a top-tier priority for the Administration: the enormous energy and...

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’...