• March 02, 2015

    The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees are the committees of jurisdiction over all tax programs, including the Housing Credit and tax-exempt private activity Housing Bonds. When meeting with tax committee members, ask them to take action in the following areas.

  • March 02, 2015

    The Appropriations Committees determine annual funding levels for all discretionary spending programs, including HUD programs and rural housing programs administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • March 02, 2015

    The Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees are the committees of jurisdiction over all HUD programs, including the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Section 8. The committees also oversee the housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs).

  • February 27, 2015
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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.

  • February 26, 2015

    This chart shows for HUD and USDA housing programs the enacted funding levels for FY 2014 through FY 2016.

  • February 25, 2015

    Support a strong secondary market system with a duty to support affordable housing opportunities in all places at all times and which engages HFAs as preferred affordable housing partners in meeting the needs of low- and moderate-income families.

  • February 25, 2015

    Support a strong and active FHA and preserve its ability to offer affordable low down payment lending to responsible low- and moderate-income borrowers.

  • February 25, 2015

    The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), authorized in 1990, provides grants to state and local governments to produce affordable housing for low‐income families.

  • February 25, 2015

    The Housing Credit is a federal tax credit created by President Reagan and Congress in the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The legislative history for the Housing Credit states Congress created the Housing Credit because, “it was concerned that the tax preferences for low‐income rental housing available under prior law were not effective in providing affordable housing for low‐income individuals. Congress believed a more efficient mechanism for encouraging the production of low‐income rental housing could be provided through the low‐income rental housing tax credit.” Over its 29‐year life, the Housing Credit has become the most successful affordable rental housing production program in history.