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Testimony, Comments, Correspondence

NCSHA Comments on FHFA’s FHLB Housing Goals Proposed Rule

NCSHA submitted this letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on January 31, 2019, to respond to its October 29, 2018, proposed rule to amend the affordable housing goals for the Federal Home Loan Banks.

Coalition Letter to HUD Secretary Regarding FHA Policy on Lender COVID-19 Forbearance Indemnification

On June 9, 2020, NCSHA and several other housing organizations, representing a broad cross-section of the housing and financial services industries, wrote HUD Secretary Carson to express their concern with the recently announced Federal Housing Administration (FHA) policy requiring lenders to provide 20 percent indemnification (of the original loan amount) for up to two years to borrowers in forbearance due to COVID-19-related hardship after closing and prior to FHA insuring their loans.

Why Congress Should Enact the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act

This document provides talking points HFAs and their partners can use to advocate for the enactment of the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act.

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 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.

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.

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.