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ACTION Campaign Sends LIHTC Letter to Senate Finance Committee

The ACTION Campaign steering committee, of which NH&RA is a member, sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee Employment and Community Development Task Force. The Task Force is tasked with examining temporary tax incentives and members of the Task Force encouraged the ACTION Campaign to submit comments about the Affordable Housing Tax Credit. The letter details the success of the LIHTC and urges Congress to pass the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 1703/H.R. 3077).

House Introduces Bill to Extend NMTC

On Thursday, June 20 at 9:30 am EDT, the House Ways and Means Committee will markup The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 3301), which would extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) through 2020. The NMTC will expire at the end of 2019 absent congressional action. The bill would also increase California’s LIHTC allocation by 50 percent of the 2017 and 2018 LIHTC allocation or the aggregate amount allocated to buildings in qualified disaster areas, whichever is less. The markup will take place in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building and via webcast.

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act introduced in Senate & House

On June 4, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 1703) while Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Kenny Marchant (R-TX) and Jacky Walorski (R-IN) introduced companion legislation H.R. 3077 in the US House of Representatives. The ACTION Campaign is submitting a letter to Congress demonstrating the strong support for the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. The deadline to sign-on to the letter is Tuesday, June 11.

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HUD Releases Location Affordability Index Updates

Last week HUD released Version 3 of the Location Affordability Index (LAI) dataset. The LAI is a nationwide database of modeled household housing and transportation costs launched by HUD and the Department of Transportation in 2013. The updated version provides greater insight into how these costs vary by geographic and household characteristics. Version 3 primarily uses data from the 2012-2016 American Community Su

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