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NHC applauds extended foreclosure protections, calls on Congress for rental assistance

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the extension of their respective foreclosure and eviction moratoriums through Dec. 31. Originally set to expire on Aug. 31, the moratoriums apply to single family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

31 housing organizations tell administration and Congress to immediately return to negotiations

In an Aug. 21 letter, a broad group of 31 housing groups urged congressional leaders and the administration to return to negotiations on a stimulus package to protect renters, property owners and the stability of the nation’s rental housing stock. “We implore you to immediately return to the negotiating table and reach agreement on rental assistance and broader relief legislation that keeps people in their homes,” the letter stated.

NHC condemns elimination of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule

“Reasonable people can disagree on the technical elements of any regulation, but nothing about this action is reasonable. It guts the purpose of this important civil rights legislation,” said NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin. “Eliminating the AFFH regulation is an invitation to do nothing to address the impact local policies and practices can have on increasing racial inequality,” Dworkin said.

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