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Looking for talking points or FAQs to prepare for a meeting on Capitol Hill? A copy of NCSHA’s annual Factbook? Housing research and analysis? A presentation from a recent conference to share with a colleague? A reference guide for Housing Credit, HOME, MRBs, or Section 8 program administration? You’ve come to the right place: The NCSHA Resource Center is your source for this important information and much more. Refer to the right sidebar to see resource categories or use the search bar to search resources by topic.

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Emergency Housing Assistance Updates

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Side-By-Side

This side-by-side compares the Emergency Rental Assistance authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, enacted December 27, 2020, to the Emergency Rental Assistance funding that is included in the not-yet-enacted American Rescue Plan Act, as passed by the House of Representatives.  If the American Rescue Plan Act is enacted, this funding will be a second infusion of resources into the program initially created under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.  It is not a separate, distinct program.

State Housing Finance Agencies: At the Center of the Affordable Housing System

Ten years after the Great Recession forced the federal government to make major changes to the nation’s housing system, state housing finance agencies have become more important than at any other time in their history to the system’s ability to make affordable housing available in America. This new report explains how.

NCSHA Summary of Homeless Assistance and Supportive Services Program Under HOME

This summary provides the details of the Homeless Assistance and Supportive Services program under the HOME Investment Partnerships program included in the American Rescue Plan Act currently under consideration in Congress.  The legislation has passed the House, but the Senate has not yet considered it. NCSHA will update this summary to reflect any changes made to the program as Congress advances the legislation.

NCSHA Summary of Homeowner Assistance Fund

This summary provides the details of the Homeowner Assistance Fund included in the American Rescue Plan Act currently under consideration in Congress. The legislation has passed the House, but the...

NCSHA Comment Letter Asks FHFA to Address Racial Justice, HFA Lending in Affordable Housing Goals

On February 28, 2021, NCSHA provided these comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in response to its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Enterprise Housing Goals, urging FHFA to establish robust goals that push Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to do as much responsible affordable lending as possible and to serve underserved markets better. In the letter, NCSHA also recommends that FHFA encourage the Enterprises to increase lending to people of color and address impediments to increased Enterprise support for HFA affordable housing lending.

NCSHA Letter to IRS, Treasury Urges Guidance on Implementing Minimum 4 Percent Rate, Disaster Housing Credits

In this February 26, 2021, letter, NCSHA urged the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide guidance on implementation of the minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate and supplemental disaster Housing Credit authority, both enacted under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The letter also urged revision of various IRS forms to facilitate reporting of both provisions. 

Housing Credit Reference Guide

This online reference guide includes links to reference materials useful for HFA Housing Credit program administrators.

Opportunity Zones | Articles and Background Materials

Access recent Opportunity Zones articles curated by NCSHA staff. 

Featured ERA Program: Alaska Housing Rent Relief

Alaska Housing Rent Relief provides up to 12 months of rent and/or utility relief to eligible Alaskans unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you’ve received rent relief from AHFC in the past, you can apply to this new program. There are also resources available for landlords and homeowners.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (Updated as of February 22, 2021)

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