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Opportunity Zones | Articles and Background Materials

Access recent Opportunity Zones articles curated by NCSHA staff. 

NLIHC Research Note: Emergency Rental Assistance Programs in Response to COVID-19 | October 27, 2020

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released this analysis of more than 440 rental assistance programs created or expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

STOUT Rental and Eviction Live Data

This data from the STOUT Eviction Right to Counsel Resource Center is updated approximately every two weeks.

State Housing Finance Agencies Peer Review by Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings’ State Housing Finance Agencies Peer Review provides annual comparative financial information and ratios for state housing finance agencies. This report, covering 51 state HFAs, contains financial information for fiscal year (FY) 2019 and the previous four fiscal years. This report is an update to Fitch’s October 2019 publication of “State Housing Finance Agencies — Peer Review," which provided updated FY 2018 financial information for 51 HFAs. This report details the survey results from HFAs, incorporating any criteria adjustments, and provides a full comparison across the sector.

Freddie Mac and National Housing Trust ǀ Spotlight on Underserved Markets: Opportunity Incentives in LIHTC Qualified Allocation Plans

This report by Freddie Mac Multifamily and the National Housing Trust reviews definitions of opportunity and methods used to promote opportunity housing in Housing Credit Qualified Allocation Plans across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to explaining opportunity policies and processes for developing them, the report examines the impact of these policies on the developer community.

Matrix of State HFA Emergency Rental and Housing Assistance Programs

This matrix shows critical components of state HFA emergency rental assistance programs established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Low Income Housing Coalition | Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing 2020

On July 14, 2020, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released the 2020 edition of its annual report documenting the gap between renters’ incomes and the cost of housing.

GAO May 2020 Report on Rental Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges

This report by the U.S. General Accountability office considers trends in the U.S. rental housing market from 2001 to 2017.  The report analyzes the share of households that rent and their characteristics, the affordability of rental housing, and rental housing conditions.

FHFA Report to Congress 2019

On June 15, 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued this report highlighting the actions the agency has taken related to the COVID-19 National Emergency. The document also provides an organizational overview of FHFA, discusses Dr. Calabria’s legislative recommendations, and reports on FHFA’s annual examinations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.