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NCSHA COVID-19 Resources and Updates



Why Congress Should Enact the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act

This document provides talking points HFAs and their partners can use to advocate for the enactment of the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act.

NCSHA Summary of House HEROES Act

NCSHA staff prepared the attached memorandum to summarize the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act under consideration in the House of Representatives. The bill would provide more than $3 trillion for coronavirus relief in programs across government agencies, including state and local assistance; additional individual payments; and significant funding for education, public health, and affordable housing; and make other housing-related changes.

NCSHA May 14 Letter to Ginnie Mae on Its Pass-Through Assistance Programs and Loan Delinquency Ratio Requirements

On behalf of its state Housing Finance Agency (HFA) members, NCSHA wrote Ginnie Mae this letter expressing appreciation for the steps it has taken to provide assistance to single-family and multifamily loan servicers affected by COVID-19, asking it to reconsider and amend key aspects of those programs, and urging it to issue guidance as soon as possible that would hold harmless state HFAs from the effects of Ginnie Mae’s delinquency ratio calculations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Congress Should Provide a Substantial, One-Time Increase in HOME Program Funding in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document provides talking points that HFAs and their partners can use to advocate for supplemental HOME funding to assist in the COVID-19 response.

Why Congress Should Enact the Housing Assistance Fund

This document provides talking points that HFAs and their partners can use to advocate for the enactment of the Housing Assistance Fund.

National Sign-On Letter in Support of Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act

On May 6, 2020, 115 national organizations, including NCSHA, sent this letter to House and Senate leaders in support of legislation that would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance through the Emergency Solutions Grant program to respond to rental housing needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOME Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of HOME Resources in Coronavirus Response Legislation

On May 6, members of the HOME Coalition, which NCSHA chairs, sent this letter to congressional leadership, urging Congress to provide additional resources for HOME in the next coronavirus response legislation.

Quantifying the Needs for and Benefits of the Housing Assistance Fund

This memorandum provides NCSHA’s analysis of the impending need for mortgage assistance to prevent homeowner defaults and foreclosures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Congress Should Enact Housing Credit Program Enhancements Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document provides talking points HFAs and their partners can use to advocate for enhancement to the Housing Credit program needed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically setting a minimum 4 percent credit rate for bond-financed Housing Credit properties, lowering the “50 percent test,” and why members of Congress should weigh in with IRS to expedite Housing Credit COVID-19 guidance. 

NCSHA, Other Housing Advocacy Groups Support Emergency Rental Assistance Legislation

NCSHA joined more than 43 national, local, and business organizations in signing a coalition letter to congressional leaders expressing unified support for legislation to provide emergency rental assistance to tenants negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and laying out principles to guide the development of such legislation.