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NCSHA COVID-19 Resources and Updates



NCSHA Updated Budget Chart for Select HUD and USDA Housing Programs

NCSHA's FY2021 Budget Chart for select U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Agriculture housing programs.

IRS Regulatory Relief Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 23, NCSHA sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service outlining the steps state Housing Credit allocating agencies and the Housing Credit industry need IRS to take to extend program deadlines and provide other accommodations in light of the severe disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic is having on development and construction activities and the ongoing operations of existing Housing Credit properties. This matrix compares the accommodations NCSHA is requesting to those allowed under existing IRS Revenue Procedures 2014-49 and 2014-50, which provide relief in instances of Presidentially-declared Major Disasters, and to recent IRS Notice 2020-23, which extends certain program deadlines until July 15, 2020.

Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice Final Rule

This final rule repeals HUD’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulations and the 1994 Analysis of Impediments requirements where they appear in regulation and instead returns policy to HUD’s pre-1994 understanding of the 1968 Fair Housing Act’s obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. It requires HUD grantees to certify that they will take active steps to promote fair housing, without HUD prescribing specific guidelines for doing so.

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA, S.1703/H.R. 3077) Cosponsorship List by State

This document tracks the members of Congress who have cosponsored the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 1703/H.R. 3077) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

House Member Sign-On Letter to Leadership Supporting Housing Credit Provisions in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) are circulating this House of Representatives member sign-on letter in support of inclusion of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit priorities in the next coronavirus relief bill. The letter will be sent to House leadership.

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.

Interview: State HFAs Remain Stable During the COVID-19 Crisis

The June 2020 edition of Down Payment Report included an interview with NCSHA Executive Director Stockton Williams in which he highlighted that state housing finance agencies have been accessing bond markets and mortgage backed securities to provide affordable homeownership financing for home buyers within their states; that state HFAs are doing as much or more business than they were at this time a year ago; and how state HFAs, through their down payment assistance programs, can play an even bigger role in closing the homeownership gap between people of color and white Americans.

PIH Notice 2020-14: Availability of Funding for HUD-VASH Vouchers

On July 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued PIH Notice 2020-14 announcing the availability of $50 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding that will support approximately 6,000 new HUD-VASH vouchers. The vouchers are administered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services.

IRS/Treasury REG-123027-19 Housing Credit Compliance Monitoring Regulations Proposed Rule

This document provides proposed regulations relating to the sample size Housing Credit Agencies must monitor for program compliance, both physical inspections and low-income certification reviews.  It allows agencies to monitor the lesser of 20 percent of the units in a building or the number provided in the Minimum Unit Sample Size Reference Chart.

Opportunity Zone Fund Directory

The Opportunity Zone Fund Directory is a compilation of publicly-announced funds formed to attract investment in Opportunity Zones (OZs). NCSHA is tracking only multi-project OZ funds. To learn...