• April 16, 2015

    On behalf of our Housing Finance Agency (HFA) members, the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the Senate Finance Committee’s Community Development and Infrastructure Working Group for its consideration as it develops recommendations to inform the Committee’s tax reform efforts. Our comments focus on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and tax-exempt private activity Housing Bond (Housing Bond) programs, which HFAs administer in virtually every state. These programs are essential to our nation’s ability to develop affordable rental housing and provide homeownership opportunities to people of modest means.

  • April 16, 2015

    We provide these comments on behalf of the Affordable Rental Housing ACTION (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods) Campaign, a national, grassroots coalition of nearly 900 organizations and businesses dedicated to creating and preserving affordable homes for low-income families using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and multifamily tax-exempt private activity housing bonds (Housing Bonds). A full list of ACTION Campaign members is attached.

  • April 02, 2015

    On March 26, 2015, NCSHA joined 50 other organizations in sending a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate urging them to oppose eliminating or diminishing the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. The letter was spearheaded by the Don’t Mess with our Bonds Coalition, a coalition comprised of state and local government associations, including NCSHA, which is dedicated to protecting the tax-exemption for municipal bonds, including private activity bonds. The signatories comprise a broad array of governmental and private stakeholders.

  • April 02, 2015
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    On March 26, 2015, NCSHA joined 50 other organizations in sending a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to oppose eliminating or diminishing the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. The letter was spearheaded by the Don’t Mess with our Bonds Coalition, a coalition comprised of state and local government associations, including NCSHA, which is dedicated to protecting the tax-exemption for municipal bonds, including private activity bonds. The signatories comprise a broad array of governmental and private stakeholders.

  • March 20, 2015

    On March 19, 2015, 3,020 local, state, and national organizations sent a letter to Senate and House appropriators, urging them to increase the FY16 302(b) allocation to their respective Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) to the highest possible level. The letter was coordinated by the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF).

  • March 20, 2015

    On March 18, 2015, NCSHA joined several other housing organizations in this letter supporting a Senate Budget Resolution amendment cosponsored by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) that would ensure Congress cannot raise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees to offset the costs associated with unrelated initiatives. The Senate adopted similar language during the 113th Congress with bipartisan support. The Senate Budget Committee passed the amendment by a voice vote.

  • March 20, 2015

    On March 17, 2015, NCSHA joined more than a dozen other housing advocacy groups warning Congress about the risks inherent in fair value accounting and urging them to oppose this change.

  • February 27, 2015

    On February 26, NCSHA joined other members of the Municipal Bonds for America coalition in a letter to Community Development and Infrastructure Working Group co-chairmen, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) and Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO), in support of the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds, including qualified private activity bonds.

  • February 26, 2015

    Creating Affordable Housing Opportunity through a Preferred Partnership between the New Secondary Mortgage Market and State Housing Finance Agencies

  • February 26, 2015

    NCSHA Letter to Senate on Housing Finance Reform