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July 2021

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

July 21

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 developers and service providers, innovative financing approaches, as well as several successful conversion projects.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW5ozlcbpbY Speakers Julia Welle Ayres is a housing development and…

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June 2021

Briefing on Affordable Homeownership and Infrastructure

June 28

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, as new research is beginning to demonstrate, investments in homeownership improve housing affordability. Homeownership offers families stable housing costs because mortgage payments on fixed-rate loans…

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It Works: Converting Motels and Hotels into Affordable Housing

June 17

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 shelter for people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, several states are finding opportunities to acquire and convert some of these spaces into permanent housing, using…

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Annual Member Meeting 2021

June 8

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 Black Homeownership steering committee including my friends at the NAACP, the National Urban League, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of REALTORS®, the National…

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March 2021

Solutions for Housing Communications 2021

March 18

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 development. Sessions covered a wide range of issues, including advocating for bipartisan solutions in a new administration, pressing forward with health and housing partnerships, advocating…

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February 2021

Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing Webinar: The year ahead in housing

February 23

On Feb. 23, NHC held its first Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing (ELAH) webinar of 2021. NHC President and CEO David Dworkin, who has served three presidents and four cabinet secretaries as well as advising the Biden Harris transition team, discussed opportunities for entry-level positions in federal government, how recent events will impact the federal housing agenda, and NHC’s 2021 policy priorities. If you would like to view the webinar recording and access slides, you must join NHC as an…

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December 2020

Solutions for Affordable Housing 2020

December 1, 2020

On Dec. 1, the National Housing Conference hosted its Solutions for Affordable Housing online convening to explore bipartisan policy solutions to address housing’s most pressing challenges. The event featured an influential experts in housing, homebuilding, lending, homelessness, community development and federal, state and local government. Sessions covered a wide range of issues, including turning the housing supply crisis into an economic opportunity, addressing the affordable rental crisis, closing the Black homeownership gap, the future of the Community Reinvestment Act and…

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November 2020

Housing Finance Agencies’ Role in Addressing Affordable Housing Challenges

November 20, 2020

State housing finance agencies (HFAs) have been at the center of the affordable housing financing system for more than 50 years. In 2019 alone, HFAs provided nearly $32 billion in financing for 161,000 mortgage loans to borrowers with an average income of roughly $56,000 and over $10 billion in financing for the development and rehabilitation of more than 150,000 rental units, according to the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). NCHSA recently recognized 16 state HFAs for their initiatives…

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October 2020

National Advisory Council Meeting

October 20, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020, NHC welcomed Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, who previously…

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