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Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 1136/H.R. 2573): Cosponsorship List by State

This document tracks the members of Congress who have cosponsored the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 1136/H.R. 2573)

This legislation, introduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rob Portman (R-OH) and its identical House companion legislation introduced by Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) would expand the improve the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, including by raising the Housing Credit volume cap by 50 percent, lowering the bond finance threshold to 25 percent, and making other programmatic changes allowing the Housing Credit to better reach hard-to-reach populations, streamline program rules, and allow for more preservation of affordable housing. 

NCSHA Summary of the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021

This summary provides details from the discussion draft of the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021 released by the House Financial Services Committee.   NCSHA updates this summary as new information becomes available about the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021.  Originally published on March 10, 2021. Last updated on April 14, 2021.

NCSHA Summary of Homeless Assistance and Supportive Services Program Under HOME

This summary provides the details of the HOME Investment Partnerships Homeless Assistance and Supportive Services program included in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Side-By-Side

This side-by-side compares the first round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance program (authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, enacted December 27, 2020) to the second round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance program (provided in the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted March 11, 2021).

American Rescue Plan Provisions Pertaining to the Homeowner Assistance Fund

This document contains the legislative language in the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted on March 11, 2021, that authorizes the Homeowner Assistance Fund.

NCSHA Summary of Homeowner Assistance Fund

This summary provides the details of the Homeowner Assistance Fund included in the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted on March 11, 2021. 

House Financial Services 2021 COVID-19 Relief Draft Bill

This draft legislation, which the House Financial Services Committee will mark up on February 10, includes the housing provisions expected to be included in the 2021 COVID-19 relief legislation.

Homeowner Assistance Fund (S.254)

This legislation, introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) with lead cosponsors Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), would authorize a $75 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund at the Department of the Treasury, which would be administered at the state level to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and utility shut-offs. 

American Rescue Plan

This document outlines President-Elect Biden’s proposal for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief platform, including housing aid.