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Bipartisan housing finance reform possible, NHC white paper says

The National Housing Conference has released a new white paper on housing finance reform that calls for bipartisan cooperation between Congress and the Trump administration to complete housing finance reform leading to the release of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from conservatorship.

NHC supports bipartisan bill to save affordable housing – 50,000 units lost to loophole

The National Housing Conference (NHC) strongly supports the Save Affordable Housing Act of 2019, which was introduced in the House and Senate last week. This bipartisan legislation is designed to reverse a loophole in the tax code that has caused the loss of 50,000 units of existing affordable housing – 10,000 units a year – according to analysis by the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA).

National Housing Conference Statement on the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019

The National Housing Conference (NHC) applauds Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), and Todd Young (R-Indiana), and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-Washington), Kenny Marchant (R-Texas), Don Beyer (D-Virginia), and Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) for their bipartisan leadership in introducing the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019, S. 1703/H.R. 3077.

National Housing Conference testimony on the state of black homeownership

The National Housing Conference (NHC) submitted testimony to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing on the statehood and barriers to black homeownership. There are many details of this complicated issue that have contributed to African-American homeownership decline to a level lower than when the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968. Yet, dangerous myths continue to undercut efforts to understand why this homeownership gap persists.

National Housing Conference lauds release of $376 million in affordable housing funds

The National Housing Conference (NHC) commends acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Joseph Otting on releasing over $376 million for affordable housing through the Capital Magnet Fund and Housing Trust Fund. “This is a big deal,” said NHC President and CEO David Dworkin. “Twice OMB and the White House have tried to zero out these essential programs, which are both effective and cost taxpayers nothing,” Dworkin said, adding, “Moving forward with these much-needed programs is the right thing to do.”

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