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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 | December 20, 2019

The Council of Development Finance Agencies’ most recent report on how states are using tax-exempt “private-activity” bonds (PABs) makes two main points. The first is that while states...

NCSHA Washington Report | December 13, 2019

NCSHA is pleased to be collaborating with the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) on a series of case studies and other content on affordable housing developments in Opportunity Zones...

NCSHA Washington Report | December 6, 2019

Sixty years ago this week, the Pennsylvania state legislature enacted the Pennsylvania Housing Agency Law, the “first legislative response to the perceived need for state intervention in...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 22, 2019

In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, HUD turned to state HFAs and local public housing authorities (PHAs) for help meeting a responsibility the department was unequipped to address itself:...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 15, 2019

Martha Ross and Nicole Bateman of the Brookings Institution have produced a remarkable analysis of the demographics of America’s “low-wage” workforce: the 53 million people between the...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 8, 2019

With daylight saving time in effect, we’re missing the late afternoon light on the East Coast and thinking a little more about the sun. On the West Coast, in California, most everyone...

NCSHA Washington Report | November 1, 2019

Housing industry analyst John McManus predicts that, within a few years, at least three of the top 10 home-building companies will have a business model aimed at the affordability crisis and at...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 18, 2019

As America’s state housing finance agencies and hundreds of their partners head to Boston for NCSHA’s Annual Conference starting tomorrow, we take note of some of the honest-to-goodness good...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 11, 2019

Housing’s centrality to the economy and its interconnectedness with public policy means that the “law of unintended consequences” applies forcefully, with sometimes surprising “winners...

NCSHA Washington Report | October 4, 2019

MaineHousing’s evolution from an agency born 50 years ago Tuesday with $68,000 in the bank into a $2 billion public-private enterprise that helps more than 100,000 people and pumps more than...