A group of academics and community advocates have released a letter to Congress, A Green Stimulus to Rebuild Our Economy, calling for a substantial investments in housing, transportation/infrastructure, employment, carbon free energy system, food systems, green infrastructure for the a climate resilient environment, and a green foreign policy.  The plan asks for housing-related policy and programmatic changes include, but not limited to:

  • Repeal the Fairthcloth Amendment and infuse funds into the National Housing Trust Fund
  • Double tax-credits for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit affordable housing construction
  • Enact federal zoning regulations reform to facilitate construction of both dense and affordable housing to create walkable and transit accessible neighborhoods
  • National green rental subsidy program for solar and energy efficiency incentives for landlords and their tenants.
  • Expand the federal Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Expand funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

For more information, please see the Vox article on this plan.

Founded in 1997, the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP) is a non-profit trade association serving as the primary advocate and leading resource for the affordable housing industry in Texas. Our vision is to inspire and engage our members and stakeholders to end the affordable housing crisis in Texas.

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