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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 | July 27, 2018

The 2018 edition of the "State of the Nation's Housing" from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, published last month, marks the 30th anniversary of that indispensable report, which...

Washington Report | July 13, 2018

Almost exactly 10 years ago — on July 15, 2008 — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the Senate Banking Committee: “If you've got a squirt gun in your pocket, you probably will have to take...

Washington Report | July 6, 2018

If you don’t have a diverting mystery, engrossing biography, or other summer reading entertainment, below are three recent research papers that touch on topics relevant to broader concerns of...

Washington Report | June 29, 2018

Federal Reserve Board staff and industry participants from around the country convened this week in Washington, DC, for a day-long symposium called “Housing Policies to Increase Supply:...

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...