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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.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Side-By-Side

This side-by-side compares the first round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance program (authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, enacted December 27, 2020) to the second round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance program (provided in the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted March 11, 2021).

Best Practices for HFA Mortgage Design: Lessons Learned from HHF and CRF Presentation

This presentation summarizes the results of NCSHA’s survey of HFAs that administered the federal Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program in the aftermath of the Great Recession or administered short-term emergency homeowner assistance programs in 2020 with federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).  It focuses on those survey questions pertaining to mortgage assistance program design and delivery. The purpose of this presentation to help inform HFAs and other administrators’ efforts to develop their Homeowner Assistance Fund programs (HAF).

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (Updated as of May 7, 2021)

This FAQ document provides guidance regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance program enacted in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

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...

U.S. Department of Treasury Library: Hardest Hit Fund Program Documents

This webpage contains the most recent fact sheets, program requirements, and allocations for each state HFA’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program. HFAs have utilized the HHF in various ways to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and stabilize neighborhoods.

Memorandum on HFA Mortgage Assistance Programs Best Practices

This memorandum to Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program administrators provides a question-by-question outline of the results of NCSHA’s survey of state HFAs administered the federal Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program and/or administered short-term emergency homeowner assistance programs in 2020 with federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). It is centered around questions pertaining to mortgage assistance program design and delivery.

Featured ERA Program: Montana Emergency Rental Assistance

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is available for Montanans who have lost household income as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of housing instability.

House Dear-Colleague Letter: HOME Investment Partnerships Program FY 2022

The April 30, 2021, letter below, signed by 74 members of Congress, requests support from the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies to restore the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) to at least $1.9 billion for fiscal year 2022.

Opportunity Zones | Articles and Background Materials

Access recent Opportunity Zones articles curated by NCSHA staff.