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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.

Washington Report | September 7, 2018

There’s a long-running argument in American politics about whether the private sector or public sector is the most cost-effective delivery system for products and services society needs, such...

Washington Report | August 31, 2018

We’ve known for a while now that a shortage of construction workers has led to higher housing costs. “Although better housing quality accounts for some of this increase, sharply higher costs for...

Washington Report | August 25, 2018

Toward the end of a season that saw extensive coverage of the financial crisis’ 10-year anniversary have come a flurry of headlines pointing to continued evolution in a market shift that the crisis...

Washington Report | August 17, 2018

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) executive director Jay Czar and his senior team convene the agency’s board annually for a retreat to report on progress implementing current strategy,...

Washington Report | August 10, 2018

In a meeting of housing and consumer organizations this week, we heard from Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting that the OCC would issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)...

Washington Report | August 3, 2018

Today’s funeral for Jeremy Nowak in Philadelphia is an occasion to mourn the untimely passing and reflect on the remarkable legacy of an innovator whose impact was, and will continue to be,...

Washington Report | July 27, 2018

The 2018 edition of the "State of the Nation's Housing" from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, published last month, marks the 30th anniversary of that indispensable report, which...

Washington Report | July 13, 2018

Almost exactly 10 years ago — on July 15, 2008 — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the Senate Banking Committee: “If you've got a squirt gun in your pocket, you probably will have to take...

Washington Report | July 6, 2018

If you don’t have a diverting mystery, engrossing biography, or other summer reading entertainment, below are three recent research papers that touch on topics relevant to broader concerns of...

Washington Report | June 29, 2018

Federal Reserve Board staff and industry participants from around the country convened this week in Washington, DC, for a day-long symposium called “Housing Policies to Increase Supply:...