U.S. House passed HR 5196 (Expediting Rental Assistance to Renters and Landlords Act 2021) hoping to improve rental assistance distribution.
The Texas Governor has called for another session to tackle redistricting, as well as other policy priorities such as allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Infrastructure Bill Passed in Senate with Affordable Housing Provisions but lacks affordable housing funding.
The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which seeks to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, has been reintroduced in Congress this session as S. 1136 and H.R. 2573. The changes proposed in this legislation are estimated to increase the supply of affordable housing by over 2 million units over 2 years.
Last week, 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). The bill — one of NCSHA’s highest legislative priorities — is comprehensive legislation that would expand and strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). The House and Senate versions of the legislation are identical.