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Statement of NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin on President-elect Biden’s relief plan

On behalf of the National Housing Conference (NHC), I would like to commend President-elect Joseph Biden for moving quickly to put forth a comprehensive plan to introduce additional emergency rental assistance. As industry leaders have expressed, the first $25 billion was a significant down payment towards the rental crisis, but research has proven an additional $25 billion is certainly needed. President-elect Biden’s plan, coupled with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s efforts to expeditiously provide funds to states and localities, represents monumental steps in the right direction.

With congressional announcement of COVID relief, what’s next to avoid mass evictions? A statement by former Treasury official David M. Dworkin, President and CEO National Housing Conference

Help is on the way for millions of renters and small business property owners who for months have faced an impending housing crisis. The $25 billion for rental assistance announced by Congress today is a practical start for staving off the immediate threat of mass evictions across the country.

Statement by David M. Dworkin President and CEO, National Housing Conference on the nomination of Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) to serve as Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Congresswoman Fudge would bring a much-needed fresh approach to national housing policy. She has been a strong supporter of the HOME program and played a leading role in getting Congress to approve desperately needed funds to stabilize the hardest hit neighborhoods during the Great Recession.

Leading experts in housing, mortgage finance & community development to discuss 2021 housing priorities

The National Housing Conference (NHC) will host Solutions for Affordable Housing, an online convening exploring bipartisan policy solutions to address housing’s most pressing challenges. The event will feature a roster of influential experts in housing, homebuilding, lending, homelessness, community development and federal, state and local government. Sessions will cover 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 more.

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard to discuss CRA at NHC’s National Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 20

The National Housing Conference (NHC) is pleased to announce Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard will join the organization for its National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to discuss 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 meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with introductions from NAC co-chairs Barry Zigas, senior fellow at Consumer Federation of America, and Jackie O’Garrow, former Bank of America executive, followed by remarks from NHC President and CEO David Dworkin on NHC’s National Housing Act and other housing priorities.

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