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Emergency Housing Assistance Updates

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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 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.

Joint Letter to Treasury on Emergency Rental Assistance Reporting Guidelines

NCSHA, along with other major national organizations representing grantees—the Council of State Community Development Agencies, National American Indian Housing Council, National Association of Counties, and National League of Cities—sent this letter to Treasury providing comments on the reporting guidelines for the Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Accelerating the Utilization of Emergency Rental Assistance: NCSHA Recommendations

This paper consolidates the various recommendations NCSHA has made to the Administration on how it could modify its guidance to better facilitate rapid deployment of Emergency Rental Assistance program funds to eligible households and their landlords and utility providers.

Principles for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Reallocation Process

NCSHA, along with all other major national organizations representing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program grantees—the American Public Human Services Association, National American Indian Housing Council, Council of State Community Development Agencies, National Association of Counties, and National League of Cities—provided this set of principles to the U.S. Department of the Treasury with our joint recommendations on the process Treasury should employ for meeting the statutorily required reallocation of ERA 1 grant dollars beginning after September 30, 2021.

NCSHA Statement for FHFA Listening Session on Closing the Gap to Sustainable Homeownership

On June 29, 2021, NCSHA’s Garth Rieman delivered this statement at the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s public listening session on “Closing the Gap to Sustainable Homeownership.” The statement recommends several actions FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac could take to increase homeownership among people of color.

NCSHA Comments on Housing Trust Fund Final Rule

On June 25, 2021, NCSHA submitted these comments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on its Housing Trust Fund Interim Final Rule. NCSHA’s comments recommend changes in the rule to provide HTF administering entities more flexibility.