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State Housing Finance Agency Federal Policy Priorities in Response to COVID-19

On April 7, NCSHA released a memo to interested parties describing state housing finance agency (HFA) federal policy priorities related to the economic impact on the housing market and housing needs caused by COVID-19. The memo details the top priority areas for NCSHA focus, including proposals related to single-family servicer liquidity, single-family loan program liquidity, multifamily property and servicer liquidity, housing bond liquidity, housing recovery resources, and regulatory clarity and relief for state HFA program administrators.

NCSHA Letter to House and Senate Leadership on HFA Priorities for Coronavirus Response

On April 7, NCSHA sent this letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outlining the steps Congress should take following passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support affordable housing efforts. The letter includes recommendations for further statutory action, as well as requests for congressional support of NCSHA proposals to the Federal Reserve, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development related to implementation of provisions in the CARES Act.

State Housing Finance Agency COVID-19 Notices and Statements

Statements, notices, and websites issued by state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) regarding policies and processes developed in response to the COVID-19 situation, including compliance guidance, inspection processes, and notices of closures.

Mortgage Servicer Funding Facility

Policymakers are considering ways to ensure the mortgage servicing industry, the central plumbing of the U.S. housing financial system, remains functional during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act...

HUD ǀ Understanding Whom the LIHTC Serves: Data on Tenants in LIHTC Units as of December 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published this report of demographic data about tenants living in Housing Credit properties, including race, ethnicity, family composition, age, income, use of rental assistance, disability status, and monthly rent burden. The publication of this data is required under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

NCSHA Letter to HUD on Emergency HOME, HTF, and ESG Program Measures Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 30, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development, on behalf of its state housing finance agency members, urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to take immediate action to help Community Planning and Development program grantees address the extreme housing needs in their communities resulting from the pandemic.

NCSHA Letter to FHFA Director on COVID-19-Related Liquidity Needs of State HFA Seller-Servicers of MBS

This letter from NCSHA to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria describes the urgent COVID-19-related liquidity needs of state housing finance agency (HFA) seller-servicers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities and asks him to take immediate steps to help those HFAs to ensure they can continue to assist home buyers and homeowners throughout the country. 

NCSHA Submits Letter to Ginnie Mae on COVID-19 Servicing Concerns

On March 25, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to Ginnie Mae urging it to help state housing finance agency (HFA) issuers of Ginnie Mae securities meet their pressing liquidity needs due to COVID‐19. The letter describes the servicing and liquidity concerns of HFA issuers and recommends Ginnie Mae provide relief to them. It also explains that, while NCSHA supports industry-wide efforts to provide liquidity to servicers, the mission and structure of state HFAs demand a more targeted approach.

NCSHA Summary of Coronavirus Relief Legislation

The U.S. Senate passed unanimously on March 25, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, after reaching agreement among Democratic, Republican, and White House negotiators. The House is expected to pass the bill on March 27. This memorandum summarizes the housing-specific provisions in the bill, including supplemental appropriations for HUD and other housing programs, increased liquidity for state and local municipal bond issuers, and forbearance for homeowners and multifamily properties.

Archive: COVID-19 Related News

The most recent COVID-19 news and analyses are available on NCSHA’s main COVID-19 Resources page. Articles previously posted on that page are archived below.