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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.

State ERA Program Dashboards

Several states have launched information dashboards to track and communicate Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program progress, including the number of applications received and total funds distributed. See live or regular updates on the State ERA Program Dashboards page.

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021: Video Series

In this video series, Ayrianne Parks, Senior Director of Public Policy at Enterprise, and Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy at NCSHA, provide an overview of each of the provisions in the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021 (S. 1136 and H.R. 2573).

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. This report updates a previous report on the financed-by threshold Novogradac conducted for NCSHA in 2020. The analysis is updated to account for the minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate established in 2020 year-end legislation and updated Congressional Budget Office inflation projections.

Administration of the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Considerations for State Agencies

To help states design Emergency Rental Assistance programs and deploy the available funds, NCSHA worked with Abt Associates to develop this guidance document. This guidance is intended to help states...

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

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unique hardships for millions of homeowners and renters across the country. As federal and state governments implement policies and programs to help struggling Americans stay in their homes, 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 report highlights how.

State HFA Factbook

Each year, NCSHA conducts a comprehensive survey of HFA program activity and compiles it in the State HFA Factbook. This information supports NCSHA's advocacy within Congress, the Administration, and the numerous federal agencies concerned with housing by providing hard evidence of HFA program results and successes. The Factbook also helps HFAs to compare their programs and operations to those of other HFAs and to learn from one another.

Analysis of Current and Expected Rental Shortfall and Potential Eviction Filings in the U.S.

This report, produced by STOUT, estimates roughly 10 – 14 million renter households — home to 23 – 34 million renters — were behind on their rent by a total of roughly $12 – $17 billion as of September 14, 2020.

State HFA Emergency Housing Assistance 2020 Programs

This directory shows critical components of state HFA emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The linked presentation provides analysis, early takeaways, and additional resources.