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NCSHA COVID-19 Resources and Updates



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-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. 

Senators’ May 14 Letter to Treasury and the Federal Reserve on Municipal Bonds

On May 14, 2020, a group of Senators wrote Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Federal Reserve System Board Chair Powell to encourage them to take further action to stabilize the municipal bond market to ensure state and local governments have access to needed medium- and long-term financing. 

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.

Ginnie Mae APM 20-06: Treatment of Mortgage Delinquency Ratios for Issuers Affected by COVID-19

In response to the National Emergency declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, in connection with COVID-19, Ginnie Mae is hereby provided Issuers temporary relief from the acceptable delinquency rate threshold requirement identified in Ch. 18, Part 3, § C of the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS).

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.

CARES Act Forbearance Fact Sheet for Borrowers with FHA, VA, or USDA Loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), have aligned to provide consumers with information that outlines their responses to forbearance and loss mitigation options available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

CARES Act Forbearance Fact Sheet for Mortgagees and Servicers of FHA, VA, or USDA Loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), have aligned to provide servicers with information that outlines their responses to forbearance and loss mitigation options available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

House Congressional Sign-On Letter in Support of Assistance for Homeowners

On May 6, 2020, 32 House members, led by Representative David Scott (D-GA), sent this letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in support of $75 billion for assistance to help homeowners to prevent foreclosures, defaults, and loss of utilities.