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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.

Members of Congress, HUD Secretary Make the Case for Housing Is Infrastructure in Hearings

The Senate Finance Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, and Senate Banking Committee all held hearings the week of May 17 on investing in the nation’s infrastructure. During the hearings, key...

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021: Video Series

In this video series, Ayrianne Parks, Senior Director of Public Policy at Enterprise, and Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy at NCSHA, provide an overview of each of the provisions in the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021 (S. 1136 and H.R. 2573).

NCSHA Infrastructure Priorities Memo

This memorandum outlines NCSHA’s top legislative priorities for 2021 federal infrastructure legislation.

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).

House Dear-Colleague Letter: HOME Investment Partnerships Program FY 2022

The April 30, 2021, letter below, signed by 74 members of Congress, requests support from the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies to restore the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) to at least $1.9 billion for fiscal year 2022.

Senate Republicans Infrastructure Proposal Framework

Senate Republicans, led by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito, released this $568 billion counteroffer framework to the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal.

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.