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Opportunity Zones | Articles and Background Materials

Access recent Opportunity Zones articles curated by NCSHA staff. 

Opportunity Zone Fund Directory

The Opportunity Zone Fund Directory is a compilation of publicly-announced funds formed to attract investment in Opportunity Zones (OZs). NCSHA is tracking only multi-project OZ funds. To learn...

NCSHA Summary of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)

This summary describes the House Democrats’ new $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2, which would provide funding for roads, bridges, schools, broadband access, and affordable housing. The bill would increase the amount of Housing Credit and Private Activity Bond authority provided to states annually, make a number of changes to the Housing Credit and Bond programs, establish a new state-administered single-family housing tax credit, and make a number of other changes summarized below.

IRS Notice 2020-53, Housing Credit Coronavirus Guidance

This notice provides temporary relief from certain requirements under Section 42 of the IRC for Housing Credit properties in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

IRS/Treasury REG-123027-19 Housing Credit Compliance Monitoring Regulations Proposed Rule

This document provides proposed regulations relating to the sample size Housing Credit Agencies must monitor for program compliance, both physical inspections and low-income certification reviews.  It allows agencies to monitor the lesser of 20 percent of the units in a building or the number provided in the Minimum Unit Sample Size Reference Chart.

Letter to FHFA Director Requesting Longer Comment Period on ECF Rule

In response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the re-proposed Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework, on June 30, 2020, NCSHA joined 16 other national associations and organizations in sending to FHFA Director Mark Calabria this request to increase the comment period from 60 to 120 days, to October 28, 2020.

Matrix of State HFA Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Programs

This matrix shows critical components of state HFA emergency rental assistance programs established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA, S.1703/H.R. 3077) Cosponsorship List by State

This document tracks the members of Congress who have cosponsored the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 1703/H.R. 3077) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

GAO May 2020 Report on Rental Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges

This report by the U.S. General Accountability office considers trends in the U.S. rental housing market from 2001 to 2017.  The report analyzes the share of households that rent and their characteristics, the affordability of rental housing, and rental housing conditions.

NCSHA Joins Affordable Housing Advocates in Letter to FHA and FHFA on Forbearance

On June 24, 2020, NCSHA joined a broad coalition of 36 affordable housing advocates, associations, and industry stakeholders on this letter addressed to HUD Secretary Carson and FHFA Director Calabria, and additionally sent to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow, and the leadership of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. The letter urged that FHA rescind and revise its 20 percent indemnification requirement for validly underwritten loans that go into forbearance post-closing but before the loans are insured. The letter also asked that FHFA rescind and revise the loan level price adjustments (of 500 or 700 basis points) for early payment forbearance loans it previously announced for loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as they are contributing to marketwide credit overlays.