As the United Voice for Housing, NHC convenes and actively engages its members, stakeholders and others in order to improve coordination of diverse agendas and to build consensus on key housing issues.
NHC establishes issue-specific task forces and working groups that allow members to work together on solutions and they are often formed quickly in response to priority issues.
To participate in a task force or working group, please contact NHC Policy Associate Ethan Handelman at email@example.com or at (202)466-2121 Ext. 238
NHC helps lead a task force focused on preventing foreclosures and stabilizing neighborhoods across the U.S. In the summer of 2008, this task force assisted in the inclusion of $3.92 billion in funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008." This program allocated funding to eligible state and local grantees to help stabilize communities during the foreclosure crisis.
Additionally, the task force played a crucial role in securing an additional $2 billion for NSP in the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009." Unlike the initial program, this round of funding provided assistance to state and local units of government, nonprofit organizations and consortia of nonprofit organizations.
NHC leads the Green Affordable Housing Coalition along with Enterprise Community Partners and the US Green Building Council as a national action network that fosters collaboration and advocates for the development and preservation of green affordable housing. For more information, please visit the Coalition's website at www.greenaffordablehousingcoalition.org.
This working group formed in response to the collapse of the housing finance market and conservatorship of government sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September 2008. NHC recognizes that the present time serves as an opportunity to rejuvenate the housing financial market to encourage sustainable homeownership practices as part of our mission to ensure decent, affordable homes for all.
This working group has created a set of Ten Key Principles for repairing the mortgage market and addressing foreclosures to help guide Congress and the Administration as they consider the future of the housing finance system and the federal government's role in that system.