Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, and Equity Act of 2018, S. 3342, which would establish new Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) requirements, enact a refundable tax credit for renter households, and set up an optional savings program for renters that receive the renters credit established by the bill.
Legislation and Legislative Proposals
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced The Rent Relief Act of 2018, S. 3250, to provide renters with a refundable credit against their federal tax liability for the rent and utilities they pay in excess of 30 percent of their gross annual income.
House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) introduced the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act (H.R. 6542). Clyburn’s bill would increase the state Housing Credit ceiling to $2.90 per capita and the small-state minimum to $3.365 million, both roughly 20 percent increases.
Senator Young’s bill, the Task Force on the Impact of Affordable Housing Crisis Act, establishes an 18-member task force charged with evaluating and quantifying the impact of affordable housing on other government programs and making recommendations to Congress on how to use affordable housing to improve the effectiveness of other federal programs and improve life outcomes.
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Middle Income Housing Tax Credit Act of 2018, S. 3365, which would create a new state-administered tax credit, modeled after the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), to stimulate the development of rental housing for middle-income households earning up to 100 percent of area median gross income (AMGI).