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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 | 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...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 16, 2020

This week saw new evidence of the intense geographic concentration of disadvantage in the country and the risks it may worsen, especially for people of color, as the recession grinds on. The...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 9, 2020

In other news this past week: JPMorgan Chase announced a commitment of $30 billion over five years to “address key drivers of the racial wealth divide, reduce systemic racism against Black...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 2, 2020

Evictions as actual events are lagging indicators of housing hardship, the tragic endgame, more often than not, after a renter’s struggles and sacrifices and, more often than you might think, a...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 25, 2020

In This Issue WHEDA’s Altoro Named to CFPB Advisory Council Boatman Patterson, Salazar Discuss HFAs’ Innovative Programs and Coronavirus Response in Industry News Features ...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 18, 2020

The West Coast wildfires have already burned nearly five million acres, an area almost the size of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined, and forced tens of thousands from their...

NCSHA Washington Report | September 11, 2020

There’s plenty of evidence the housing market is healing, if not healthy already. Yet on the other side of just about every positive sign is a worrisome signal. Home mortgage forbearances...