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For more than 75 years, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been the United Voice for Housing. A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC’s broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment.

NHC's research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, specializes in developing solutions through research. In partnership with NHC and its members, the Center works to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.

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GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION LAUNCHES FORUM SERIES

WASHINGTON, DC - July 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Green Affordable Housing Coalition kicks off its first forum Wednesday, July 20, convening experts in housing preservation, finance, and green retrofits for a discussion on how to address challenges and barriers to finding the financial support needed to “green” existing affordable housing. Key issues to be discussed include what green retrofit financing sources are available now, what financing sources are still needed, and what roadblocks could interfere with much-needed green retrofits of multifamily affordable housing.

CENTER FOR HOUSING POLICY DIRECTOR JEFFREY LUBELL LAUNCHES MONTHLY COLUMN

WASHINGTON, DC - July 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center for Housing Policy launches a new column this month by Executive Director Jeffrey Lubell. The monthly column, Moving Forward, offers perspectives on the government role in housing and on broader housing market trends likely to shape future housing policy. The column will publish to the National Housing Conference’s Open House Blog, where the first installment is available now

Mortgage finance: Congressman announces reform bill At Policy Summit

WASHINGTON, DC - June 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) today announced plans to introduce a bill to reform the nation’s mortgage finance system during a policy summit convened by the National Housing Conference (NHC). About 200 people attended the event at the Columbus Club in Washington, D.C., where Miller offered views on the importance of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) in providing access to credit for Americans.

NATIONAL HOUSING CONFERENCE HONORS TWO OF HOUSING’S GREATS

Washington, DC - June 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 800 of the who’s who of the housing industry will gather at the historic National Building Museum to honor two people who have dedicated their lives to meeting America’s affordable housing needs. Nic Retsinas, a Harvard Business School professor who has spent his life in public service in the housing arena, and Sister Lillian Murphy, CEO of Mercy Housing—one of the nation’s largest nonprofits—agreed that while the budget for providing housing help may be shrinking, the need is growing.

NATIONAL HOUSING CONFERENCE CONVENES POLICY HEAVYWEIGHTS TO DEBATE THE FUTURE OF HOUSING FINANCE

Washington, DC - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the country struggles economically, the future shape of the mortgage finance system remains a central question, as do questions about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and role of government in general. The question of how most Americans will finance their housing choices in a post-bubble world hangs in the balance. To consider the choices and help chart a course forward, the National Housing Conference (NHC) will host its annual Policy Summit on mortgage finance reform Friday, June 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Columbus Club in Union Station. The event is open to members of the media.

New Center for Housing Policy Report Links Housing Affordability, Residential Stability and Child Outcomes

Washington, DC - April 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Researchers have long understood that residential stability plays an important role in healthy child development. Less well understood, however is the role of housing affordability in promoting or undermining this stability—an issue of particular relevance given the sharp rise in foreclosures in recent years. Research commissioned and analyzed in a new report by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference, sheds light on this important issue affecting child development.

ANNUAL STUDY REPORTS A DECREASE IN HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR AMERICA’S WORKING HOUSEHOLDS

Washington, DC - February 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --Although home values have continued to fall over the past few years, housing affordability has significantly decreased for working owners and renters, according to an annual report released by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference. The report, titled Housing Landscape 2011, provides an in-depth look at housing affordability trends for working households between 2008 and 2009 focusing on the effects of employment, income and housing costs

Foreclosure-Response.org Team Releases Latest Data on Serious Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates for All 366...

Washington, DC - February 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The three co-creators of Foreclosure-Response.org – the Urban Institute, the Center for Housing Policy, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – have compiled and released the newest data on seriously delinquent mortgages for all 366 U.S. metro areas.

NYHC/NHC Host 37th Annual Awards Luncheon; Honors William Frey With Clara Fox Award for...

New York, NY - December 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York Housing Conference (NYHC) and the National Housing Conference (NHC) hosted the 37th Annual Awards Luncheon, one of the largest gatherings of housing professionals in the nation, today, Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the Hilton New York in Manhattan.

Foreclosure-Response.org Team Releases Latest Data on Serious Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates for All 366...

Washington, DC - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The three co-creators of Foreclosure-Response.org – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Urban Institute, and the Center for Housing Policy – have compiled and released new data on seriously delinquent mortgages for all 366 U.S. metro areas. “Seriously delinquent” mortgages are those that are delinquent 90 days or more or are in the foreclosure process. Homeowners experiencing serious delinquency are at substantial risk of losing their homes.

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HARDEST HIT FUND RECIPIENT PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Raymond Cawthorne, 57, pleaded guilty today to embezzlement of public funds, Special Inspector General Christy Goldsmith Romero and U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced