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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 | 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...

NCSHA Washington Report | March 1, 2019

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who before his election last fall served three terms in Congress as one of its most conservative members, has proposed in his first budget to break a...

Washington Report | February 22, 2019

Housing has long been seen as a leading economic indicator. Home construction has historically led the country out of recessions, acting as “an important jump-starter [that]...

Washington Report | February 15, 2019

More HFAs are investing in research to refine business strategies, understand emerging trends, and adjust policies to address new realities in their communities. Recent work on urban housing and...