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Solutions for Affordable Housing 2021

On November 17th the National Housing Conference will host its Solutions for Affordable Housing online convening to explore policy solutions to address the nation’s most pressing housing challenges. The event will feature influential experts in housing, lending, homelessness, community development, as well as federal, state, and local government officials. Sessions will include the successes and lessons learned […]

Tech & Housing Online Symposium


Keynote speaker Deputy Commerce Sec. Don Graves Panel: Innovations in Production This panel explored innovations in housing production, including traditional homebuilding, manufactured housing and emerging green technologies as well as commercial credit availability. Panelists spoke to the issue of supply in the affordable housing market and methods of addressing supply and demand […]

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the future of American homeownership

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Tuesday that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will submit plans by the end of this year to reduce racial disparities in housing finance. FHFA’s announcement makes it clear that these plans must include serious measures to provide for equity in housing finance, potentially changing the focus and […]

Why It’s Time to Unlock America’s Single-Family Green Mortgage Market

In the face of an intensifying climate crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are uniquely positioned to promote sustainable, resilient housing across the country. The Enterprises have already created several programs to accelerate production of green multifamily projects, and now the Federal Housing Finance Agency has the opportunity to expand that success to the single-family […]

Leveraging the Tax Code to Address Affordable Housing Supply

To increase affordable housing supply, we need to use all the policy tools available to us to address the multi-faceted issue that is affordable housing production and preservation. Several programs administered through the tax code have proven to be some of the nation’s most effective tools in facilitating investments in affordable housing. With several tax […]

How it Works: Financing and Servicing of Motel and Hotel Conversions (Part II)

In our recent webinar, It Works: Converting Motels and Hotels into Affordable Housing, our panelists shared what is happening at the state level. The National Housing Conference hosted a second event that took a deeper dive into local initiatives for successful hotel/motel conversions at the county and city level. This webinar focused on collaborations between […]

Briefing on Affordable Homeownership and Infrastructure

As Congress begins work on legislation to improve the U.S. infrastructure, it is crucial that affordable homeownership be included. Homeownership is a key building block for stable, vital neighborhoods as well for the wealth, education, and health of individual families. There is no investment alternative that is as beneficial as homeownership for building assets, and, […]

It Works: Converting Motels and Hotels into Affordable Housing

The pandemic has created an opportunity for many government agencies and private businesses to try new ideas to address the national shortage of affordable housing. One such welcomed policy opportunity has been a conversion strategy to create more units of deeply affordable housing. While many states and localities have leased space in hotels/motels to provide […]

Annual Member Meeting 2021

On June 8, NHC held its 90th Annual Member Meeting. We were honored to have Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters join us. Chairwoman Waters discussed her legislation to address the racial wealth and homeownership gaps and praised NHC's work to increase the Black homeownership rate, sharing: "I’m grateful for NHC’s leadership in convening the […]

Solutions for Housing Communications 2021

On Thursday, March 18, the National Housing Conference hosted its 7th Annual Solutions for Housing Communications online convening to explore the latest tactics and strategies for raising awareness of affordable housing and building support for affordable housing policies and development. The event featured a roster of influential experts in housing, media, communications, health and community […]

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