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  • To provide tax relief for major disaster areas declared in 2012 and 2013 and for other purposes.

  • The bill extends for two years the $250 above-the-line tax deduction for teachers and other school professionals for expenses paid or incurred for books, supplies (other than non-athletic supplies for courses of instruction in health or physical education), computer equipment (including related software and service), other equipment, and supplementary materials used by the educator in the classroom. A two year extension of this provision is estimated to cost $430 million over 10 years.

    Advocacy Materials

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      The 2015 NCSHA Congressional Handout is available for download here. This effective tool may be used when speaking to members of Congress, state officials, and business partners alike. Filled with recent statistics and compelling graphics, this informational brochure may be used to share with your constituents the important work that HFAs do and why they do it.

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      The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created by the nation’s state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to advance through advocacy and education their efforts to provide affordable housing to those who need it. NCSHA’s priorities, adopted annually by its Board of Directors after consultation with all state HFAs, set the agenda for NCSHA’s advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and the federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD, USDA, and the Treasury, as well as its business activities.

      NCSHA Testimony, Comments, and Correspondence

      • HFAs Administer a wide range of affordable housing and community development programs, including HOME, Section 8, homelesness assistance, down payment assistance, state housing trust funds, tax-exempt Housing Bonds, and the Housing Credit. HFAs effectively employ these resources to advance the common public-purpose mission of providing affordable housing to the people of their jurisdictions who need it.

      • The Affordable Rental Housing ACTION (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods) Campaign is a national, grassroots coalition focused on supporting investment in affordable rental housing. The campaign represents a broad cross-section of nearly 900 organizations and businesses dedicated to creating and preserving affordable homes for low-income families using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and multifamily tax-exempt private activity housing bonds (Housing Bonds). A full list of ACTION Campaign members is attached.