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Senators Ask IRS to Clarify Eligibility of Veterans’ Housing for Private Activity Bonds

On March 15, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Retting pressing IRS to issue guidance clarifying that multifamily bond-financed affordable rental housing developments do not violate the general public use requirements of the bond program so long as they are consistent with the general public use requirements of the Housing Credit program. 

Key Congressional Committee Rosters

Below are the NCSHA's key congressional committee rosters for the 116th Congress. For specific committee websites, see links below. 

Crapo Releases Housing Finance Reform Plan

On February 1, 2019, Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-ID) released an outline of his housing finance reform plan, which includes a securitization platform operated by Ginnie Mae and would replace the GSEs’ housing goals and duty to serve with a new Market Access Fund. The Market Access Fund, Housing Trust Fund, and Capital Magnet Fund would share the proceeds of a 10-basis point fee on annual loan volume guaranteed by the new system.

House Municipal Finance Caucus Tax-Exempt Bond Support Letter

Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Steve Stivers (R-OH), the co-chairmen of the bipartisan Municipal Finance Caucus, are circulating a sign-on letter to House members in support of tax-exempt municipal bonds. 

S. 3580 Seniors Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act

Senate Finance Committee member Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Seniors Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act, S. 3580, which would establish a tax credit for owners of multifamily rental property who agree to rent to extremely low-income seniors.

S. 3231 Task Force on the Impact of Affordable Housing Crisis Act

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.

S. 3364 First-Time HomeBuyer Credit Act of 2018

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Wyden (D-OR) introduced the First-Time Homebuyer Credit Act of 2018, S. 3364, which would create a refundable first-time homebuyer tax credit equal to 2.5 percent of the home purchase price up a maximum of $10,000. The credit would phase out for homes selling for $600,000 to $700,000. The credit would also phase out for individual taxpayers with incomes between $80,000 and $100,000 and joint taxpayers with incomes between $160,000 and $180,000.

S. 3365 Middle-Income Housing Credit Act of 2018

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).

Representative Curbelo sends Dear Colleague Cosponsorship Letter

Representative Curbelo sends Dear Colleague Cosponsorship Letter for H.R. 1661, "The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act."

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017

Appropriates Fiscal Year 2017 funding for federal agencies, including HUD and USDA rural housing programs.