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October 2021

Tech & Housing Online Symposium

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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 mismatches that drive up housing costs. The group offered strategies for increasing affordable housing supply through innovative approaches to subsidization, production and financing. Speakers Ramsey…

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September 2021

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the future of American homeownership

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

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 scope of housing finance policy for a generation. On Thursday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, NHC and the Homeownership Alliance will co-host a…

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

September 22 @ 2:00 pm EDT

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 market. NHC partnered with the Rocky Mountain Institute to host a webinar exploring the policies and programs that will ensure existing and new housing can…

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Leveraging the Tax Code to Address Affordable Housing Supply

September 2

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 credit proposals in Congress— the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, and the DASH Act—this webinar, moderated by Linda Mandolini of Eden…

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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. 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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