For more than 50 years, state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) have played a central role in the nation’s affordable housing system, delivering financing to make possible the purchase, development, and rehabilitation of affordable homes and rental apartments for low- and middle-income households.
The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to advance, through advocacy and education, the efforts of the nation’s state HFAs and their partners to provide affordable housing to those who need it.
NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress and the Administration, including the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and Treasury, and with other affordable housing advocates.
At the center of HFA activity within the states and NCSHA’s work in Washington are three federally authorized programs: tax-exempt Housing Bonds, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. NCSHA is the principal advocate in Washington for both Housing Bonds and the Housing Credit and the principal state advocate for HOME.