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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.

Washington Report | October 12, 2018

Amidst all the discouraging data and troubling trends regarding the housing affordability crisis, there are, in fact, reasons to feel some measure of optimism. Nobody should be naïve about the...

Washington Report | October 5, 2018

At New Hampshire Housing’s “2018 Housing & the Economy Conference” in Manchester yesterday, we heard from Kol Peterson, the “ADU Guru,” about the untapped potential of what you might...

Washington Report | September 28, 2018

Even words like ‘emergency’ and ‘epidemic’ seem insufficient to adequately characterize deaths from drug overdoses in this country, which now annually exceed the number of American military...

Washington Report | September 21, 2018

On August 17, North Carolina HFA executive director Scott Farmer attended a ribbon cutting at a rehabilitated home in Wilmington that had been damaged by Hurricane Matthew, one of hundreds the...

Washington Report | September 14, 2018

Ten years after the Great Recession forced the federal government to make major changes to the nation’s housing system, state housing finance agencies (HFAs) are increasingly important to the...

Washington Report | September 7, 2018

There’s a long-running argument in American politics about whether the private sector or public sector is the most cost-effective delivery system for products and services society needs, such...

Washington Report | August 31, 2018

We’ve known for a while now that a shortage of construction workers has led to higher housing costs. “Although better housing quality accounts for some of this increase, sharply higher costs for...

Washington Report | August 25, 2018

Toward the end of a season that saw extensive coverage of the financial crisis’ 10-year anniversary have come a flurry of headlines pointing to continued evolution in a market shift that the crisis...

Washington Report | August 17, 2018

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) executive director Jay Czar and his senior team convene the agency’s board annually for a retreat to report on progress implementing current strategy,...

Washington Report | August 10, 2018

In a meeting of housing and consumer organizations this week, we heard from Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting that the OCC would issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)...