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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, 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, 2020

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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June 2020

Annual Member Meeting 2020

June 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

On June 18, NHC held its Annual Member Meeting. We were pleased to have House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) join us for our Annual Member Meeting. Rep. Clyburn is the first African American Majority Whip in Congress. Rep. Clyburn discussed ways housing advocates can be a part of solutions to achieve racial justice and economic equity. The meeting also featured a presentation by NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin on NHC's FY2019 financial information and our 2020 policy…

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May 2020

Solutions for Housing Communications 2020-Virtual Convening

May 27, 2020

On May 27, NHC held our Solutions for Housing Communications virtual convening. This event was originally scheduled to take place in March at the National Press Club. Given COVID-19, NHC took necessary steps to cancel the in-person event, but we still wanted to bring people together to take part in important discussions around messaging, marketing and advocacy strategies to build support for affordable housing. We thank everyone for joining us via Zoom, especially all of our speakers and special keynote…

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

May 1, 2020

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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