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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...

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 1136/H.R. 2573): Cosponsorship List by State

This document tracks the members of Congress who have cosponsored the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

NCSHA Comment Letter on Treasury Interim Final Rule on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

This July 16, 2021, NCSHA letter urges the Treasury Department to modify its May 17 Interim Final Rule to allow grantees to use State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to develop and support affordable housing in more geographic areas and for a broader range of activities to use FRF for operating assistance, and to use repayments of FRF funds for similar affordable housing purposes.

NCSHA Comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on the Duty to Serve Program

On July 16, 2021, NCSHA submitted these comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency in response to its May 18 Request for Input on Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Underserved Markets Plans for years 2022 – 2024.

NCSHA Summary of the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021

This summary provides details from the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021 introduced by House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) on July 15, 2021. This bill was also included in Waters’ Housing Is Infrastructure Act, which was also released on July 15. (NCSHA will update this summary as new information becomes available about the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021. Originally published on March 10, 2021. Last updated on July 15, 2021.)

The Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021

On July 15, 2021, House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced this bill which would establish a grant program to fund down payment and closing cost assistance for first-generation home buyers. NCSHA has endorsed this legislation.

National Low Income Housing Coalition | Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing 2021

On July 14, 2021, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released the 2021 edition of its annual report documenting the gap between renters’ incomes and the cost of housing. The report looks at the economic challenges facing low-income renters across the nation, including lagging wages, inconsistent job growth, and the rising cost of living.

NCSHA Comment Letter on Interim Final Rule Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions, Certifications

This July 12, 2021, letter provides NCSHA’s comments on the Interim Final Rule repealing the 2020 Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice Final Rule and restoring certain definitions and certifications associated with the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule.

NCSHA Letter of Support for the Nomination of Solomon Greene as HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

On July 9, 2021, NCSHA sent this letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-PA) uring them to support the nomination of Solomon Greene to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. 

NCSHA Letter of Support for the Nomination of Julia Gordon as HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner

On July 9, 2021, NCSHA sent this letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-PA) urging them to support the nomination of Julia Gordon to be HUD's Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.