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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 | May 10, 2019

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Mountain Plains Housing Summit in Salt Lake City was Gail Miller, who with her late husband Larry acquired, built, and grew a group of businesses...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 3, 2019

A new report from the real estate consulting firm RCLCO reveals a profound disconnect in the housing market, with significant implications for anyone involved in financing affordable...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 26, 2019

The newest numbers from the Census Bureau bring National Fair Housing Month to a discouraging close: As of the first quarter of 2019, the black homeownership rate was 41 percent, compared to 73...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 19, 2019

Congress and the Administration remain at an impasse over funding for disaster recovery efforts in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 12, 2019

The IRS has been on our minds a lot lately and not just because it’s tax filing season. Last week, NCSHA commended the Service for clearing the way for states to serve more homeless...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 5, 2019

Into my e-mail inbox the two reports arrived at almost exactly the same time, as if on cue. The first, from Stateline, headlined “Rural America Faces a Housing Cost Crunch,” finds nearly...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 31, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week published the list of regulatory items it expects to work on over the next year. The GSE qualified mortgage “patch” we covered a couple...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 29, 2019

The work of state HFAs is all around us if you know where to look, or if you just get lucky. Driving down Catherine Street in Natchez, MS, this week, I came upon a cluster of newly built...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 22, 2019

Hundreds of legal aid attorneys, community organizers, and low-income tenant rights advocates gathered in New Orleans this week for the Housing Justice Network National Conference, convened by...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 8, 2019

Leaders in the nation’s state housing finance agency community from across the country will be in Washington, DC, next week for NCSHA’s 2019 Legislative Conference. State HFA executive...