Conference Materials

  • NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop
    NCSHA holds in conjunction with its Annual Conference & Showplace, the National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) Educational & Development Workshop. NCSHA offers the Workshop as part of the conference to make its important HFA governance sessions available to more HFA board members from across the country. Presentations from the day-long Workshop are linked here:

    Housing Credit Basics
    Housing Bonds and Mortgage Securitization Basics
    HFA Board Member Governance and Ethics
    How HFAs Are Responding to State Affordable Housing Needs
    Challenges in Housing Credit Administration

  • Hear how HFAs have designed preparedness and recovery plans to respond to natural disasters in their states. Learn how agencies communicate those plans and assist impacted residents.

    Federal Regulations and Notices

    • 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.

      For calendar year 2017, the amounts used under § 146(d) to calculate the State ceiling for the volume cap for private activity bonds is the greater of (1) $100 multiplied by the State population, or (2) $305,315,000.

    • The USDA Rural Development (RD) office on May 24 published 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.

      Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs

      • Examine how your homeownership programs can succeed in an increasingly digital mortgage market. Hear from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about their latest automated mortgage tools and processes and how HFAs can benefit. HFAs describe how they upgraded their digital operations to increase business.

      • Section 101 - Average income test - Under current law, Housing Credit apartments serve renters with incomes up to 60 percent of area median income (AMI) and rents are comparably restricted. This section creates a new test that would allow the 60 percent of AMI ceiling to apply to the average of all apartments within a property rather than to every individual Housing Credit apartment. The maximum income to qualify for any Housing Credit apartment would be limited to 80 percent of AMI.

        Legislation

        Advocacy Materials

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          The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created by the nation’s state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to advance through advocacy and education their efforts to provide affordable housing to those who need it. NCSHA’s priorities, adopted annually by its Board of Directors after consultation with all state HFAs, set the agenda for NCSHA’s advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and the federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD, USDA, and the Treasury, as well as its business activities.

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          The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created by the nation’s state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to advance through advocacy and education their efforts to provide affordable housing to those who need it. NCSHA’s priorities, adopted annually by its Board of Directors after consultation with all state HFAs, set the agenda for NCSHA’s advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and the federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD, USDA, and the Treasury, as well as its business activities.

          NCSHA Testimony, Comments, and Correspondence

          • House Republican leaders on November 2 released their tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, in advance of a Committee mark-up scheduled to begin November 6 at 12:00 p.m. The bill eliminates tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs), including both multifamily and single-family Housing Bonds, for bonds issued after 2017. In addition to eliminating tax-exempt PABs, the bill repeals the related Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program. The Municipal Bonds for America organization, of which NCSHA is a member, sent Congress a letter opposing the elimination of tax-exempt PABs.

          • House Republican leaders on November 2 released their tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, in advance of a Committee mark-up scheduled to begin November 6 at 12:00 p.m. The bill eliminates tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs), including both multifamily and single-family Housing Bonds, for bonds issued after 2017. In addition to eliminating tax-exempt PABs, the bill repeals the related Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program. The ACTION Campaign, which NCSHA co-chairs, also released a statement about the impact of the bill on the Housing Credit.