General News Category Archives

NH&RA Launches COVID-19 Website, Discussion Forum

In response to the mounting Coronavirus public health crisis, NH&RA launched a dedicated section of our website to keep stakeholders apprised of the evolving guidance. The webpage lists all news stories with the COVID-19 tag in the order in which they were added and stories can be filtered by state.

NH&RA is pleased announce a new created online discussion forum dedicated to helping our members navigate the COVID-19 crisis.  Members can post questions, share strategies and/or resources relevant to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus pandemic and how it impacts multifamily and affordable housing.

Leading Voices in Real Estate: Spencer Levy, CBRE on COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate

The Leading Voices in Real Estate podcast with host Matt Slepin recently held a special episode on COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate with  Spencer Levy, chairman, Americas Research & senior economic advisor at CBRE. Levy outlines the potential implications the pandemic has across various sectors including multifamily, retail, industrial and office and digs into the impacts on a few specialty product types like co-working, seniors housing, data centers and self-storage.

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Economic and Fixed Income Insights, March 31, 2020

Markets have taken a more positive tone over recent trading days with the Federal Reserve/s “whatever it takes” quantitative easing measures and the passing of a historic $2 trillion relief package.  Equities rallied on the week, and municipal yields reversed dramatic upswings from the week prior.  Yields remain volatile, but the primary offering market is starting to see some activity returning after being gridlocked by a liquidity crunch.

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Economic and Fixed Income Insights, March 24, 2020

Markets have calmed somewhat in the face of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, as emergency actions continue to be taken. The Federal Reserve expanded its quantitative easing commitment regarding asset purchases, with no limits on the amount of assets to be purchased, nor a limit on how long the Federal Reserve would be purchasing them. In addition, the Senate came to an agreement for a stimulus package totaling nearly $2 trillion.

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NCSHA, AHTCC, Novogradac and Enterprise Launch COVID-19 Websites

The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) launched a new COVID-19 Resources website that complies guidance from federal agencies, state housing agencies and general resources on the pandemic. To suggest a resource for this page, or if you have a question, please contact NCSHA.

The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition’s (AHTCC) resource page is available here; Novogradac’s page is available here and Enterprises page is available here.