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National Housing Conference says HUD fair housing assessment tool should be reinstated

NHC has called on HUD to reinstate its Assessment Tool and continue requiring communities to submit Assessments of Fair Housing (AFH) over its outdated and inefficient predecessor. HUD ended the new approach earlier this year. The request was made in comments submitted by NHC to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH): Streamlining and Enhancements advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.

NHC submits comments to Treasury on Opportunity Zones implementation

NHC submitted comments on Opportunity Zones (OZ) to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. NHC believes that to be eligible for the tax incentive, any tax-deferred investments targeted specifically at distressed communities should avoid the elimination of affordable housing leading to displacement of current residents.

NHC statement on the Trump administration’s housing finance reform proposal

The National Housing Conference is encouraged that the Trump administration’s proposal, “Reform Federal Role in Mortgage Finance” is addressing a critical issue affecting the American Home. “The proposal is a constructive beginning to an overdue and important discussion,” said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference.

NHC lauds Senate’s rejection of Trump budget cuts

The National Housing Conference strongly supports the U.S. Senate’s rejection of a procedural vote to consider President Donald Trump’s $15 billion budget rescission package by a vote of 48-50. “The Senate vote was an important stand against a deeply flawed budget policy that would harm affordable housing efforts at a time when they are needed most,” said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference.

White House rescissions package puts critical housing, community development programs at risk

The Office of Management and Budget has requested $15.4 billion in cuts from resources already allocated to federal agencies in a rescissions package sent to Congress today. Included in the request is a cut of over $257 million in housing and community development funds, including HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions and Capital Magnet Funds, and USDA’s Rental Assistance and Community Facilities programs.

National Housing Conference sign-on letter to Senate leadership supports confirmation of Brian Montgomery for FHA commissioner

The National Housing Conference (NHC) sent a letter signed by 44 organizations Friday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)  expressing enthusiastic support for confirmation of Brian D. Montgomery as Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) assistant secretary for housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner.

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