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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.

Washington Report | June 15, 2018

I spoke this week at the annual meeting of the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable at the invitation of council president Ed DeMarco. A focus of my remarks, and a subject...

Washington Report | June 8, 2018

NCSHA meetings the week of June 4 with the top staff at HUD and the Rural Housing Service (RHS) provided powerful reminders of the importance — and impact — of HFA executive director advocacy...

Washington Report | June 1, 2018

The “decline of rural America” is not a new narrative, but it has become a more established theme in recent years, for some understandable reasons. The rural share of the population is...

Washington Report | May 25, 2018

I was honored to be present at today’s groundbreaking of HELP Walter Reed Apartments in Northwest Washington, DC, at the invitation of DCHFA Executive Director and CEO Todd Lee. The development...

Washington Report | May 18, 2018

Representatives of HFAs active with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in Washington this week discussing key business issues and new opportunities with these longtime and increasingly important...

Washington Report | May 11, 2018

The theme of the Mountain Plains Housing Summit in Lincoln this week was innovation. Nearly 100 HFA staff and affiliate members, including 8 HFA executive directors and NCSHB President Pat Hand of...

Washington Report | May 4, 2018

The HFA executive directors from 10 southeastern states convened this week in Chattanooga for their annual meeting. At the generous invitation of Tennessee's Ralph Perrey, this year's host, I was...

Washington Report | April 27, 2018

Preservation of existing affordable housing has been a long-running priority for the affordable housing community, for good reason. Sixty percent of rental units affordable in 1985 were lost by...