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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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Fitch Ratings 2014 Outlook

Rating and Sector Outlook Stable: Fitch expects most state housing finance agency (SHFA) ratings to be stable in the coming year following five years of Negative Rating Outlooks.

Standard & Poor’s Report Card on HFA Single-Family Programs

U.S. Public Finance Report Card: State Housing Finance Agencies’ Single-Family Programs Strengthen On Federal Support and Higher Equity

Summary of the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013 (Corker-Warner)

The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013 (S. 1217), also known as Corker-Warner, would phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over five years and replace them with the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC), which would sell federal guaranteed catastrophic reinsurance on mortgage-backed securities (MBSs), among other provisions.

Standard & Poor’s Report on U.S. Housing Finance Agency Financial Ratios And Ratings Improve During A Weak Recovery

Amid the recovery in the housing market, financial ratios for U.S. housing finance agencies (HFAs) improved across the board in fiscal 2012 for the second straight year.

Moody’s Report on US State Housing Finance Agencies Outlook

10/8/2013 Moody's Investors Services report detailing an increased "Industry Outlook" rating for Housing Finance Agencies

REALTORS Letter to Fin. Services Chair Hensarling on the PATH Act

The one million members of the National Association of REALTORS® oppose the “Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act” (PATH Act).

Moody’s Analysis of Protecting Taxpayers and Homeowners Act (PATH Act)

"The housing finance system needs reform. But reform’s success depends on striking the appropriate balance between the benefits of the private market and the backstop of the federal government..."

Peterson Institute for International Economics: Does High Homeownership Impair the Labor Market?

We explore the hypothesis that high homeownership damages the labor market. Our results are relevant to, and may be worrying for, a range of policymakers and researchers.

Moody’s Public Finance Housing Rating Methodology and Research Handbook

On May 3, Moody’s released the sixth edition of its Public Finance Housing Rating Methodology and Research Handbook.

Moody’s Report: State HFA Multifamily Mortgage Loans Continue Strong Performance in 2012

The loan portfolios securing rated Housing Finance Agency (HFA) multifamily bonds continued their strong performance in 2012 as delinquencies stayed low and losses were minimal, reflecting their conservative structures, credit enhancements and high levels of underlying equity investments.