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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 | August 2, 2019

“Forthcoming removal of LIHTC restrictions upon completion of Qualified Contract execution. Attractive spread from current asking rents to market rate rents of approximately...

NCSHA Washington Report | July 26, 2019

Back by popular demand (really!) are the annual summer reading recommendations. You don’t turn to us for staff favorites in the more mainstream genres, but we like to think we can intelligently...

NCSHA Washington Report | July 12, 2019

When architect Dan Parolek coined the term “missing middle housing” in 2010, he was referring to types of buildings whose form falls between that of the typical detached single-family...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 28, 2019

“Escalation of land prices adds an ever-bigger increment in the price of housing, and further explains the squeeze on low-income families seeking decent housing. Zoning was intended to...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 21, 2019

The considerable potential of Opportunity Zones (OZs) to generate new investment in affordable housing and communities that need it is coming quickly into focus. NCSHA’s newest Opportunity...

NCSHA Washington Report | June 7, 2019

This week in Washington, a western North Carolina House Republican described as one of the closest allies of President Trump and a Democrat from northeast Ohio campaigning for the opportunity...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 24, 2019

There are good reasons going into Memorial Day weekend to be heartened by the housing picture for U.S. military veterans. Homelessness among vets decreased five percent last year and has been...

NCSHA Washington Report | May 17, 2019

Policymakers are rightly focused on cautionary signs in the housing system driven by greater federal agency and GSE appetite for mortgage risk. The “housing credit availability...

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...