Congress Passes Omnibus Spending and Tax Bill with Permanent 9 Percent Minimum Housing Credit Rate, HOME Increase

December 18, 2015

Today, the Senate passed combined FY 2016 omnibus spending and tax extender legislation, following House passage of the tax extender bill yesterday and the omnibus spending bill earlier this mornin

NCSHA's 2016 Business, Legislative, and Regulatory Priorities

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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 advoc

FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill Increases HOME Funding

December 16, 2015

In the early hours of the morning on December 16, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 omnibus spending bill, providing $1.1 trillion in funding for government o

House Passes Budget Deal Allowing Increased Discretionary Spending and Lifting Debt Limit

October 29, 2015

Last night, the House passed HR 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by a vote of 266 to 167.

HOME Coalition Report and Briefing Raises HOME’s Profile in Congress

October 28, 2015

Earlier today, the HOME Coalition, which NCSHA chairs, unveiled its just-released report, Building HOME: The HOME Invest

Presidential Candidates Address Affordable Housing at New Hampshire Housing Summit

October 22, 2015

The need for affordable housing is often absent as a discussion topic in presidential debates and typically does not play a major role in the candidates’ policy platforms.

Government Shutdown Averted

October 01, 2015

Late September 30, President Obama signed a continuing resolution (CR) funding government programs through December 11, thereby forestalling a government shutdown.

House Financial Services Chairman Seeks Recommendations for Restructuring HUD and Improving the Delivery of Housing Resources

September 15, 2015

In commemoration of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s 50th anniversary, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has issued a

HOME Coalition Organizes Nationwide Grassroots Effort to Save HOME

August 12, 2015

Over the past few weeks, the HOME Coalition -- led by the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) --- has spread the word about the need to protect and restore funding for the HOME Inves

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