The Latest from Washington

Last Tuesday, February 7, the Insurance Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee marked up a discussion draft of the Affordable Housing and Self Sufficiency Improvement Act of 2012 (AHSSIA). Formerly known as SESA, a major change in this piece of legislation will be the increase in MTW authority among PHAs. NAHRO has provided a detailed summary of the hearing here. A webcast of the mark-up is also available for viewing at

The Obama Administration released its Housing Scorecard for the month of January on Monday, February 6. The Administration’s report offered mixed signals on the health of the housing market.

Lastly, NAHRO is seeking member input on new regulations regarding the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. HUD is revamping the program with the goal of improving overall performance. The deadline to submit comments to HUD is Tuesday, February 14.  Your feedback will assist us in the development of NAHRO’s formal comment letter. Please send your feedback via email to Jeff Falcusan, Director of Policy and Program Development, at