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NCSHA COVID-19 Resources and Updates



Representatives Stivers, Ruppersberger, Others Encourage Treasury and Federal Reserve to Support Municipal Bonds

On May 1, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD), and 41 colleagues from both parties sent Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell this letter calling on them to use authority and funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support the municipal secondary market and fully re-open the primary municipal market.

HUD Final Rule: Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Multifamily Housing Programs and Implementing Family Income Reviews Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

HUD published in the Federal Register a final rule implementing Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act legislation allowing public housing authorities (PHAs) and owners to conduct full income recertifications for families with 90 percent or more of their income from fixed income every 3 years instead of annually. The rule is effective June 8, 2020.

National Sign-On Letter in Support of Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act

On May 6, 2020, 115 national organizations, including NCSHA, sent this letter to House and Senate leaders in support of legislation that would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance through the Emergency Solutions Grant program to respond to rental housing needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOME Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of HOME Resources in Coronavirus Response Legislation

On May 6, members of the HOME Coalition, which NCSHA chairs, sent this letter to congressional leadership, urging Congress to provide additional resources for HOME in the next coronavirus response legislation.

ACTION Campaign Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Enactment of Housing Credit Priorities Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

The ACTION Campaign, which NCSHA co-chairs with Enterprise Community Partners, sent this letter, signed by 2,353 organizations from across the nation, to House and Senate leaders urging them to enact a minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate and lower the 50 percent test in the next coronavirus response legislation.

Quantifying the Needs for and Benefits of the Housing Assistance Fund

This memorandum provides NCSHA’s analysis of the impending need for mortgage assistance to prevent homeowner defaults and foreclosures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

COVID-19 information, guidelines, and notices published by the state HFAs, the Administration, the CDC, HUD, and state entities.

Why Congress Should Enact Housing Credit Program Enhancements Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document provides talking points HFAs and their partners can use to advocate for enhancement to the Housing Credit program needed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically setting a minimum 4 percent credit rate for bond-financed Housing Credit properties, lowering the “50 percent test,” and why members of Congress should weigh in with IRS to expedite Housing Credit COVID-19 guidance. 

Treasury’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (Updated as of May 4, 2020)

This document includes answers to frequently asked questions regarding Treasury’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

APM 20-05: Availability of Pass-Through Assistance Program for Participants in Ginnie Mae’s Multifamily MBS Program

Ginnie Mae’s APM 20-05 extends the COVID-19 Pass-Through Assistance Program to multifamily issuers.