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Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Center

Published on April 15, 2021

#AHCIA Summary

For more than 30 years, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) has been a model public-private partnership program, bringing to bear private-sector resources, market forces, and state-level administration to finance nearly 3.5 million apartments. Since 1986, the Housing Credit program has provided approximately eight million low-income families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities homes they can afford. Virtually no affordable rental housing development would occur without the Housing Credit.

On April 15, congressional champions Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021 (S. 1136/H.R. 2573). This bill would make significant strides toward addressing our nation’s severe shortage of affordable housing by expanding and strengthening the Housing Credit.

NCSHA co-chairs the A Call To Invest In Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign, a coalition of 2,400 national, state, and local organizations and businesses working to address the shortage of affordable rental housing through the Housing Credit, with a focus on enactment of the AHCIA.

Help NCSHA and ACTION build cosponsorship support for this critical legislation: Below are advocacy materials you can use to make your case to your members of Congress. Additional materials are available in the ACTION Campaign’s Advocacy Toolkit.

NCSHA-Commissioned Novogradac Report: Analyzing the Impact of Lowering the 50% Test for 4% Tax-Exempt Bond-Financed Properties (updated April 2021)
View Report

AHCIA One-Page Summary (updated April 2021)
One Page Summary

AHCIA Detailed Bill Summary (updated April 2021)
Detailed Summary

AHCIA Enhancements to the Bill in the 117th Congress (2021)
AHCIA 2021 Enhancements

AHCIA Cosponsorship List by State
AHCIA 2021 Cosponsorship List by State

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021: Video Series
AHCIA Of 2021 Video Series
AHCIA 2021 Video Series 


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