• September 01, 2017

    NCSHA Letter to Senate Leadership in Support of Pam Patenaude's Senate Confirmation as HUD Deputy Secretary

  • August 01, 2017

    NCSHA President Grant Whitaker, who serves as president and chief executive officer of the Utah Housing Corporation, testified on behalf of NCSHA before the Senate Finance Committee on August 1st.

  • July 17, 2017

    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 on how the Committee can reform the current tax system in ways that further strengthen proven housing resources—specifically the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and tax-exempt private activity Housing Bonds (Housing Bonds)—thereby helping grow the economy, create jobs, and improve the lives of households across the nation. These critical programs, which HFAs administer in virtually every state, are essential to our nation’s ability to develop affordable rental housing and provide homeownership opportunities to people of modest means.

  • July 10, 2017

    HFAs have a strong history of working with the GSEs to create affordable multifamily and single-family housing opportunities. NCSHA is pleased that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have proposed in their Underserved Market Plans to build on these partnerships and collaborate with HFAs in their efforts to support underserved communities and markets. Several HFAs have already started to engage with the GSEs on initiatives to help the GSEs reach their Duty to Serve objectives.

  • June 22, 2017

    Understand essential Housing Credit income qualification rules, including treatment of wages, income from assets, Social Security payments, alimony and child support, business income, pensions and trusts, real estate income, royalties, recurring gifts, and other sources of income. Discuss which tenants to count in determining family size and the impact of changes in household composition on income qualification.

  • June 22, 2017

    Explore opportunities and challenges associated with use of the Housing Credit for community revitalization and transit-oriented development. Understand the impact of recent IRS concerted community revitalization plan guidance on QAP preferences. Consider the policy implications of higher cost sites near transit and the impact of urban infill development as a catalyst for community revitalization.

  • June 21, 2017

    Chris Herbert, Managing Director of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, assesses the current rental housing market and presents key findings from the Joint Center’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing and its biannual America’s Rental Housing reports.

  • June 21, 2017

    Discuss compliance challenges in acquisition/rehabilitation deals and special compliance issues related to Housing Credit resyndications. Hear expert advice on re-certifying existing tenants, applying new income limits, relocating tenants, handling property lease-up, and amending extended use agreements.

  • June 20, 2017

    Fair housing trainers explore emerging issues in fair housing compliance, including implementation of reasonable accommodation rules, the impact of HUD's new housing harassment regulations, specific rules on senior housing, and best practices for accessibility inspections.

  • June 20, 2017

    Examine industry experience with HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, including lessons learned from RAD closings and the status of current transactions in today’s debt and equity markets. Understand guidelines on rent and developer fee limits from the RAD Revision 3 Notice and consider the future direction of the program under the new Administration.