• June 15, 2017

    This online reference guide includes links to reference materials useful for HFA program administration. Click on a document link to view the resource.

  • June 14, 2017

    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on behalf of the state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) it represents on HUD regulations that may be outdated, ineffective, or excessively burdensome. Alleviating regulatory burdens will help HFAs, other HUD grantees, and other program partners stretch scarce resources to meet growing affordable housing needs. In addition, HFAs’ strong performance as partners with HUD in the administration of many key affordable housing programs shows that they deserve more flexibility and that HUD can entrust to them more program responsibility.

  • June 14, 2017

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plays an indispensable role in helping low-income families and other traditionally under-served populations achieve the dream of homeownership. FHA’s support for sustainable low down payment lending dovetails perfectly with HFAs’ affordable homeownership missions.

    In recent years, nearly three-quarters of HFA loans were insured by FHA. As government entities, HFAs are authorized to provide down payment assistance in connection with FHA mortgages. This is crucial because one of the biggest impediments to purchasing a home for otherwise responsible borrowers is the cost of affording a heavy down payment.

    NCSHA recommends that HUD consider the following changes to FHA policies and guidelines to improve FHA’s ability to support affordable homeownership.

  • June 08, 2017

    The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is pleased to express our strong support for the nomination of Pamela Hughes Patenaude to serve as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We commend President Trump for this outstanding choice. We ask the Committee to approve and the full Senate to confirm quickly Patenaude’s appointment, so she can get to work immediately with HUD Secretary Carson on the many serious affordable housing challenges our country confronts.

  • June 02, 2017

    NCSHA submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee in response to its hearing on how tax reform will grow our economy and create jobs.

  • May 19, 2017

    House Financial Services Committee's Proposed National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Bill Summary

  • May 18, 2017

    The A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign, representing over 2,000 national, state, and local organizations and businesses, urges the Ways and Means Committee to expand and strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), and to protect multifamily Housing Bonds, as part of any tax reform effort to grow our economy and create jobs.

  • May 11, 2017

    A collection of helpful links for Section 8 Project-Based Contract Administrators

  • April 13, 2017

    Representative Jeb Hensarling's (R-TX) summary chart of intended changes to the CHOICE Act bill he plans to introduce in the 115th session of Congress.

  • April 07, 2017

    On April 5, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the the Protecting Americans from Credit Entanglements Act of 2017 (S. 838), which would subject Property Assessed Clean Energy loans (PACE loans) to federal mortgage regulations authorized by the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA).