NHC issues white papers and policy briefs that provide insights on housing legislation, outlining how certain policies will affect Americans and providing suggestions for further improvement and successful implementation. Please see the most recent information of this nature below.
This 2-page fact sheet summarizes the most recent research available on the role that housing counseling plays in reducing mortgage delinquency and foreclosure. Click on the following link to download the PDF document.
On February 14, 2011, the Obama Administration released its FY 2012 Budget Proposal, which included includes $48 billion in gross spending for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is offset by $5 billion in projected Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Ginnie Mae receipts, leaving the net HUD budget at $43 billion, 1% less than the fiscal year 2010 enacted level of $43.5 billion. NHC has compiled a related document that provides an overview of housing-related provisions included the proposed budget.
Three fact sheets summarize findings from the lastest Center publications on why housing matters. Click on the following links to download the one-page PDF documents.
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On February 1, 2010, the Obama Administration released its FY 2011 Budget Proposal, which included $48.5 billion in funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support existing programs and new initiatives. NHC has compiled a related document that provides an overview of housing-related provisions included the proposed budget.
This information provides an overview of funding opportunities for state and local governments in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. To learn more about the housing and community development provisions in this legislation, please review the resources below:
This report describes key provisions in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that improve the energy-efficiency of subsidized and unsubsidized homes and makes recommendations for additional policy measures to address the energy-efficiency needs of households that may not be adequately covered by the legislation.
This short paper explains how affordable housing connects with forward-thinking national transportation policies, and promotes our "core national values," like sustainability, health and safety.