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Looking for talking points or FAQs to prepare for a meeting on Capitol Hill? A copy of NCSHA’s annual Factbook? Housing research and analysis? A presentation from a recent conference to share with a colleague? A reference guide for Housing Credit, HOME, MRBs, or Section 8 program administration? You’ve come to the right place: The NCSHA Resource Center is your source for this important information and much more. Refer to the right sidebar to see resource categories or use the search bar to search resources by topic.

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Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Adults 2015-2035

  Over the next twenty years, the population aged 65 and over is expected to grow from 48 million to 79 million. Meanwhile, the number of households headed by someone in that age group will increase by 66 percent to almost 50 million—with the result that by 2035, an astounding one out of three American

NCSHA Comments to HUD on SAFMR Proposed Rule

The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule expanding the use of small area fair market rents (SAFMR) in certain metropolitan areas to replace HUD’s existing 50th percentile fair market rent (FMR) policy.

FHA | FY 2016 Annual Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund.

NCSHA Comments to HUD on Second State Fair Housing Assessment Tool Comments

NCSHA commended HUD for adopting many of the recommendations NCSHA made in our comments on the first iteration of the state assessment tool. These changes make the tool more responsive to state level implementation needs, clarify to some extent what is expected of states, and reduce some of the burden on state agencies.

IRS Rev. Proc. 2016-55 State LIHTC and PAB Caps

For calendar year 2017, the amount used under § 42(h)(3)(C)(ii) to calculate the State housing credit ceiling for the low-income housing credit is the greater of (1) $2.35 multiplied by the State population, or (2) $2,710,000.

Statement from Fontainebleau

Statement on zika prevention from the Fontainebleau Miami

H.R. 3700 Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016

Streamlines and reforms several federal housing assistance programs.

Housing Industry Sign-on Letter to Senate on HR 3700, The Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act

The undersigned organizations, which include a broad cross-section of stakeholders in the housing affordability realm, urge Senate passage of “The Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act” (H.R. 3700), without delay and without additions to this bill that makes commonsense reforms to federal housing policy.

Mortgage Bankers Association | The Affordability of Owner-Occupied Housing in the United States: Economic Perspectives

There are many conceptualizations of how to measure housing affordability and there are many affordability indexes. All measures are based on judgments of which components of housing costs should be included and judgments about when these costs should be considered excessive. This study reviews existing theory and empirical work about the affordability of owner-occupied housing.

USDA Rural Development Unnumbered Letter on Management of Unused Rental Assistance

An “Unnumbered Letter” allowing state RD offices to reallocate unused rental assistance (RA) within their states without approval from the national office, reversing a policy in place since 2013 requiring state offices to return unused RA to the national office to be recaptured.