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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.

NCSHA-Commissioned Novogradac Report: Analyzing the Impact of Lowering the 50% Test for 4% Tax-Exempt Bond-Financed Properties

On behalf of NCSHA, Novogradac conducted this report on the results of lowering the 50 percent financed-by threshold for 4 percent Housing Credit properties, analyzing the outcomes related to bond cap and multifamily production levels if the financed-by threshold were to be lowered to 40 percent, 33 percent, or 25 percent. 

COVID-19 Housing Eviction Policy Scorecard

State and local governments along with HUD have issued partial emergency eviction and foreclosure moratoriums during the COVID-19 crisis. These emergency measures vary greatly in form and level of protection. The Eviction Lab and Emily Benfer of Columbia Law School have developed a policy scorecard for 50 states and the District of Columbia, distilling the contents of thousands of newly released legal documents into a clear set of 21 critical measures.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation: Staying on Top of Coronavirus

While COVID-19 brings uncertainty, AHFC is determined to keep Alaskans safe and healthy. Find information on about AHFC mortgages, resources for public housing tenants, and tools for landlords. Learn more about how AHFC has modified operations to meet COVID-19 mandates while still fulfilling its mission.

Coronavirus Construction Limits: State-By-State Tracker

Currently, millions of Americans are required to stay at home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. To ensure the safety and prosperity of their communities, governors and other authorities are allowing “essential” businesses to stay open. This dashboard, provided by JLC Online, tracks how states with a stay-at-home mandate classify Construction and Building Material Suppliers.

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.

National Low Income Housing Coalition Report: “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, March 2020”

In its March 2020 report, “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes,” the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) found that there are just 36 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 eligible low-income renter households nationwide. The report also highlights that 71 percent of the lowest-income renter households are severely cost-burdened, spending more than half of their incomes on housing, and at a high risk of experiencing eviction and homelessness. According to NLIHC, as housing disparities increase, states are less prepared to accommodate the demand for adequate, affordable homes for their lowest-income renters.

NCSHA’s Preliminary Analysis of the Trump Administration’s FY 2021 Budget

This resource is NCSHA’s analysis of the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget request, “A Budget for America’s Future.” The $4.8 trillion budget outlines the Trump Administration’s fiscal priorities for increased military spending and significant cuts to domestic spending, including HUD and USDA housing programs.

Freddie Mac White Paper on Energy Efficiency and Home Values and Loan Performance

This document is a study produced by Freddie Mac showing the effect energy efficiency ratings have on loan performance and property values.