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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 | 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)...

Washington Report | August 3, 2018

Today’s funeral for Jeremy Nowak in Philadelphia is an occasion to mourn the untimely passing and reflect on the remarkable legacy of an innovator whose impact was, and will continue to be,...

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...