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NCSHA Comment Letter on IRS Housing Credit Average Income Test Proposed Rule

On December 17, 2020, NCSHA submitted this comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service in response to its proposed rule that would establish new Low Income Housing Tax Credit regulations related to the Average Income Test (AIT) minimum set-aside and modify existing regulations related to the Next Available Unit rule for purposes of implementing the AIT.

ACTION Campaign Memo to Biden-Harris Agency Review Teams

The A Call To Invest In Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign sent this letter to the Biden-Harris Transition Agency Review Teams for the Departments of the Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture outlining how the Biden Administration can work with ACTION to further increase affordable housing production and preservation with the Housing Credit by supporting congressional action and through regulatory changes.

National Sign-On Letter Supporting NCSHA Recommendations to IRS on Housing Credit COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

This letter, signed by 140 organizations from across the nation, urges IRS to enact Housing Credit COVID-19 regulatory relief requested by NCSHA in its November 16, 2020, letter to the IRS and Treasury.

NCSHA Letter to HUD on HOME COVID-19 Waivers Extension

On November 24, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development urging immediate action to extend the temporary relief provided by the pair of April 10, 2020, memoranda on the availability of waivers and suspensions of HOME Investment Partnership program requirements and HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance for Emergency and Short-Term Assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCSHA Letter to IRS, Treasury on Extending and Expanding COVID-19 Housing Credit Relief

On November 16, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury urging them to extend the temporary Housing Credit relief provided by IRS Notice 2020-53 and to make other necessary program accommodations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt development and construction activities and the operation of Housing Credit properties. One hundred and forty organizations from across the nation signed a letter in support of NCSHA’s requests. Separately, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) sent a letter to IRS echoing NCSHA’s recommendations.

NCSHA’s 2020 Election Analysis

NCSHA offers these analyses of the 2020 election results.

NCSHA Comment Letter on CFPB’s Proposed Rule on the Qualified Mortgage Definition

On September 8, 2020, NCSHA submitted this letter supporting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to eliminate the maximum borrower debt-to-income ratio of 43 percent that mortgages must meet to satisfy the definition of “Qualified Mortgage.”

NCSHA Comments on IRS’s 2020 Housing Credit Compliance Monitoring Proposed Rule

On September 8, 2020, NCSHA submitted this comment letter in response to the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed rule modifying the minimum sample size for Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance monitoring requirements.

NCSHA Comments on FHFA’s Proposed Capital Rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

This August 31, 2020, letter to Director Mark Calabria comments on Federal Housing Finance Agency’s proposed capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  

Joint Industry Group Statement on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Adverse Market Fee

On August 13, 2020, NCSHA joined a broad coalition of organizations representing the housing and financial services industries as well as public interest groups in issuing this statement on the GSEs′ new adverse market fee on refinancings.