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October 2020

National Advisory Council Meeting

October 20

NHC was pleased to have Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard join us for our National Advisory Council meeting earlier today. Governor Brainard discussed the Federal Reserve Board’s plans following the release of its September Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). "The core purpose of CRA remains as important as ever, especially given the national conversation we are having about racial equity in our society and the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on (low-and-moderate…

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September 2020

Health and Housing Webinar: Creating positive outcomes during COVID-19

September 30

Research has proven that housing plays a significant role in influencing health outcomes in communities across the U.S. With the continued health risk posed by COVID-19, partnerships, communication, and coordination between health and housing service providers has never been more important to keep individuals healthy and stably housed. The National Housing Conference (NHC) examined the increasingly significant interplay between health and housing with experts from each sector. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, NHC welcomed Dr. Regina M. Benjamin for a special…

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July 2020

ELAH Webinar: Advocating for racial equity in housing and community development

July 21

On July 21, Adiyah Ali of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Noerena Limón of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and Antoine Thompson of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers presented on advocacy strategies and solutions to achieve racial equity in housing and community development for our Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing (ELAH) webinar. If you are interested in learning more about ELAH, click here. If you are an NHC member and would like to access webinar…

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May 2020

COVID-19 and HUD’s role in assisting borrowers, renters, lenders and property owners

May 1

Government support to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our country’s housing system continues to be critical as more and more Americans face financial insecurity. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) have taken steps to address COVID-19, including mandating the halt of all foreclosures and evictions of single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages, requiring FHA Multifamily program participants to cease evictions of tenants for non-payment of rent for 120 days, and rolling…

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April 2020

Website Unveil: NHC COVID-19 Housing Resource Center

April 21

As the COVID-19 health and economic crises evolve, the need to quickly access information and share resources across the housing industry will be critical. That is why NHC has created the COVID-19 Housing Resource Center, which features over 400 resources on COVID-19 from every facet of the housing industry.  On April 21, NHC's David Dworkin walked through navigating resources on the new website.   https://youtu.be/msYR6EBsKrw   Speaker David M. Dworkin, National Housing Conference

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March 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 and Housing

March 19

NHC's March Restoring Neighborhoods featured experts in epidemiology and public health on the COVID-19 outbreak from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, who discussed how to prevent spreading the disease, and appropriate precautions and contingency planning for property managers. Stay-up-to-date with information on COVID-19 and housing on our resource page here.   https://youtu.be/DTfAOYsJ7s4 Speakers Mark S. Dworkin, MD, MPH&TM, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health Sinan Almukhtar, MD, MPH, University of Illinois at…

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January 2020

Webinar: Outlook for the 2020 Housing Economy

January 21

For our first webinar of 2020, NHC was joined by some of the housing industry’s most influential economists to discuss the outlook for the 2020 housing economy. This webinar featured: Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president at the National Association of REALTORS®; Sam Khater, vice president and chief economist at Freddie Mac; and Mike Fratantoni, Ph.D, senior vice president and chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. https://youtu.be/-Xuj-fwA0KQ   Resources Download presentation slides Speakers David M. Dworkin joined…

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November 2019

ELAH Webinar: Racial Justice and Community Development

November 19, 2019

NHC's first Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing (ELAH) webinar featured a joint presentation from Lotanna Obodozie from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation D.C. and Olivia Barrow from the Low Income Investment Fund on racial justice in community development work and strategies their organizations use to achieve racial equity in their operations and grant evaluations. ELAH is NHC’s leadership program for housing industry members who are 30 and under. If you have any emerging leaders at your organization, please share this…

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November Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

November 14, 2019

Our November Restoring Neighborhoods featured a presentation from Bob Simpson, vice president of Affordable and Green Financing at Fannie Mae and Rachel Cluett, Healthy Housing Rewards manager at Fannie Mae. A growing body of research continues to tie the environments in which people are born, raised and live in to their overall health and other life outcomes. Access to health care services, educational and economic opportunities, walkable and safe public spaces and more are essential aspects of household and community…

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October 2019

October Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

October 31, 2019

Our October Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation from Tanya Torno, principal development specialist for the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside and Steve Berg, vice president for programs and policy for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Tanya discussed how in 2018, Riverside, California ended homelessness for all veterans in the county by using a Housing First approach and orchestrating innovative cross-department coordination. Now the county is using their proven model to tackle chronic homelessness and…

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