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National Council of Housing Market Analysts

NCAHMA Background

Created in 2001, the National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA), formerly the National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts, is the only professional body dedicated exclusively to enhancing the professionalism and standards surrounding residential rental real estate market analysis. NCHMA’s members are comprised primarily of professionals involved in performing and reviewing residential market studies and underwriting residential real estate.

The Council provides technical guidance and presents opportunities for market analysts and underwriting professionals to discuss current issues, develop professional networks and gain cutting-edge information with the goal of improving the quality of residential real estate market studies. Over the years, NCHMA has developed an extensive set of resources including the Model Content Standards for Rental Housing Market Studies, Market Study Terminology, Market Study Index, Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice, and a series of white papers on key market study related topics. Visit the NCHMA Resources page to learn more about these reports. In addition, through a series of multi-day forums and state HFA sponsored seminars, the Council brings market analysts together to share ideas among themselves – and with state agencies, equity syndicators, lenders, developers, local governments and other market study users.

NCHMA's Mission

The National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA) strives to be the premiere educational and membership organization for residential real estate market analysts. NCHMA facilitates professional development, continuing education, networking and business development opportunities and is committed to the continued development and promotion of an ethical, unbiased, and standardized set of housing market study guidelines in order to make the market study process more accountable, transparent, timely and effective.


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Spring NCHMA Meeting Conference Materials

All conference materials, PowerPoint presentations, relevant articles, reports, memos, etc. from the 2014 Spring NCHMA Meeting are available below under the relevant session titles. Click below to learn more about the topics that were covered at the meeting! Conference Recordings of each session will be available in NH&RA's Online Store following the conference. read more

Date Published: 09/15/2014

Tags: Tax Credits, Affordable Housing, Home Ownership Tax Credits, State Tax Credits, NMTC, LIHTC, Market Analysis, Congress, Public Housing, Tax Exempt Bonds, HUD, Elderly Housing, Hope VI, Green/Sustainable Housing, Mixed-Use Development, Multi-Family Finance

NH&RA Announces Winners and Finalists for 2014 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

A group of former cotton press buildings redeveloped into housing and retail, a distressed Art Deco hotel preserved as permanent supportive housing, and a vinegar warehouse converted to an art gallery are among the innovative projects chosen to receive a 2014 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy” Award). read more

Date Published: 09/11/2014

Tags: Historic Rehabilitation, HUD, Affordable Housing, State Tax Credits, NMTC, LIHTC, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Tax Credits

State News Week of September 8: California HTC Bill and QAP Updates

The California State Legislature passed a bill August 27 that would establish a state historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC). read more

Date Published: 09/10/2014

Tags: Home Ownership Tax Credits, State Tax Credits, Affordable Housing, LIHTC, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Tax Credits, Green/Sustainable Housing

FHFA Releases 2015-2017 GSE Affordable Housing Goals

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today proposed a rule that would establish housing goals for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2015 through 2017. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires FHFA to establish annual housing goals for both GSEs. read more

Date Published: 09/03/2014

Tags: Multi-Family Finance, Affordable Housing

State News Week of September 2: New Executive Director of Maryland DHCD

Governor Martin O'Malley announced that Raymond A. Skinner, who has served as Secretary of DHCD since 2007, is retiring at the end of the month and that he will appoint Clarence J. Snuggs, the current Deputy Secretary of DHCD, as acting secretary effective September 1, 2014. read more

Date Published: 09/03/2014

Tags: Green/Sustainable Housing, LIHTC, Tax Credits

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Our councils keep members abreast of critical industry developments, new business opportunities and are leading advocates for the issues you care about most on Capital Hill and HUD, IRS, CDFI Fund, National Park Service and the State Housing Finance Agencies.

Perhaps most importantly, membership in NH&RA councils provides access to a peer group and network that WILL help you generate new business and create efficiencies in your operations. NH&RA members know that by sharing their insight and know-how we are all able to grow our businesses. Council membership is complimentary for NH&RA members. They meet in person and via conference call through out the year.