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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 | April 17, 2020

Nobody in affordable housing has time to be a historian these days. So, it’s helpful to hear from leaders who were around during the last national crisis who have advice for responding to the...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 10, 2020

Federal economic policymakers are focused for good reason on the families, businesses, and industries already crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The urgent question is whether they’ll apply the...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 3, 2020

The high-level task force Treasury Secretary Mnuchin assembled to craft a federal response to the financial crisis facing the mortgage servicing industry in this new era of mass mortgage...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 27, 2020

Congress’ historic, admirable, and necessary work this week to inject $6.5 trillion or more into the U.S. economy is widely labeled “economic stimulus,” but a few Politico reporters argue...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 20, 2020

The unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic that has become an unprecedented national emergency may ultimately affect affordable housing needs and systems in more profound ways than the financial...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 6, 2020

Groundbreakings for new affordable housing are all about optimism and future possibilities. One in Northwest Washington, DC, today triggered a wider range of emotions, because the development of...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 28, 2020

Economists of all ideological stripes have tended to favor policies aimed at people over those that target places. This may be changing, as the geography of prosperity in America has become...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 21, 2020

An important, if underappreciated, function of Congress is using its committees as venues for exploring emerging issues on which federal action may, or may not, be warranted. A good example...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 14, 2020

In the years after World War II, an average of one in five Americans moved every year. Last November, the Census Bureau reported the share had fallen below 10 percent for the first time,...

NCSHA Washington Report | February 7, 2020

When we left our spin through state HFA history at the end of the 1960s, the innovation of a few states seemed poised to sweep the country. In fact, 18 more states created HFAs between 1968 and...