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).
The National Housing Conference (NHC), the nation’s oldest, affordable housing coalition, announced that, Kimani Little of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Connie Wright of Wells Fargo has joined NHC’s Board of Governors.
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.
Housing advocates and community development pioneers to take the stage for NHC’s Annual Policy Symposium on June 6
The National Housing Conference (NHC), a nonprofit that convenes and collaborates with a diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance affordable housing policies, will hold its Annual Policy Symposium on Thursday, June 6 at the Hamilton in D.C.
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.
The National Housing Conference (NHC) strongly opposes recent moves by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue a proposed rule that would divert limited public housing resources towards evicting undocumented family members from public housing.
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.”
The National Housing Conference (NHC) will conduct a press conference at 8:00 a.m. on April 16, 2019 at the National Press Club to release its 2018 Paycheck to Paycheck annual report and database. The latest report explores affordability challenges of workers in five job categories in the construction industry and our online Paycheck to Paycheck database. The database currently highlights the costs of renting and homeownership for workers in 81 occupations in 203 metro areas nationwide and will be updated to 259 metro areas. Data on three-bedroom rentals and lower down payments will also be added to the database.
National Housing Conference statement on the president’s memorandum on federal housing finance reform
The President’s Memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform raises important questions, said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC).
The National Housing Conference (NHC), the nation’s oldest, affordable housing coalition, announced that Antoinette Sykes has joined NHC as its new communications director.