Conference Materials

  • Learn how to design and implement a succession plan that develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities of key members of your workforce to prepare them to assume the responsibilities of leadership as others move on. Hear how to develop a process for identifying staff, retaining and rewarding them, and preparing them to assume critical positions within your organization.

  • Find out how to identify your agency’s future leaders and train them to become better leaders. Examine other agencies’ leadership development strategies and learn about external resources and programs that can help.

    Federal Regulations and Notices

    Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs


    • To provide tax relief for major disaster areas declared in 2012 and 2013 and for other purposes.

    • The bill extends for two years the $250 above-the-line tax deduction for teachers and other school professionals for expenses paid or incurred for books, supplies (other than non-athletic supplies for courses of instruction in health or physical education), computer equipment (including related software and service), other equipment, and supplementary materials used by the educator in the classroom. A two year extension of this provision is estimated to cost $430 million over 10 years.

      Advocacy Materials

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        The 2015 NCSHA Congressional Handout is available for download here. This effective tool may be used when speaking to members of Congress, state officials, and business partners alike. Filled with recent statistics and compelling graphics, this informational brochure may be used to share with your constituents the important work that HFAs do and why they do it.

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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

        • As successful as the Housing Credit has been at attracting private capital into affordable housing, additional sources of soft financing are oftentimes used to supplement Housing Credit equity; most notably to finance properties in high cost areas and to make units available to the lowest income populations, including housing for special needs populations, such as homeless veterans. HOME funds are one of the top sources of this critically needed gap financing.

        • We were deeply concerned by the House and Senate approaches to funding HOME in FY 2016. The House bill does nothing to restore cuts HOME has suffered in recent years and only provides $767 million in appropriated funds, down from $900 million in FY 2015 and 58 percent less than in FY 2010. The bill also contains a highly objectionable transfer that would essentially eliminate a new housing resource---the National Housing Trust Fund---in an attempt by the Appropriations Committee to fund HOME at its record low $900 million level.