Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

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Proposed Changes to LIHTC Approved by US House

If passed by the Senate, it would represent the most significant reform to the LIHTC in decades. Some say it’s still not enough.

March 10, 2024 - Bisnow

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How to Improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

With the housing shortage only getting worse, updates to a key federal program could help.

February 21, 2024 - Federation of American Scientists

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Commentary: Federal Tax Credits Could Boost Affordable Housing Production

A pair of bills coming before Congress would impact the ability of states to finance affordable housing construction and preservation.

February 2, 2024 - Route Fifty

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Bipartisan Support for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Expansion

House representatives on both sides of the aisle are calling for legislation that would expand one of the nation’s most powerful affordable housing tools.

November 30, 2022 - Housing Finance

Riverside, California

More States Consider Tax Breaks for Low-Income Housing Developers

Legislators in five U.S. states this year will consider laws that create a state tax incentive program for low-income housing developers.

March 7, 2022 - Pew Stateline


The Unfounded Fears of Affordable Housing Opposition

Neither evidence nor experience support the fearful visions expressed by opponents to affordable housing development, according to a recent feature article for the New York Times.

November 19, 2020 - The New York Times


Losing Nonprofit Control of Tax Credit Housing?

How an ambiguous legal definition is endangering nonprofits’ control of dozens of affordable housing developments in the final years of their tax credit agreements.

October 26, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Hartford, Connecticut

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: 'Erecting Pockets of Poverty'

The state of Connecticut deploys almost all of its federal housing funding in impoverished communities, according to this bombshell investigatory report.

December 11, 2019 - ProPublica

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Unlocking the Market for Affordable Homeownership with Private Capital

Charles Loveman, executive director of Heritage Housing Partners, explains the historical role that subsidized demand played in spurring housing production and the value of low to moderate-income affordable homeownership development.

September 5, 2019 - The Planning Report


Low-Income Housing Tax Credits Lose Luster in the Post-GOP Tax Reform World

Fewer people investing in low-income housing tax credits means fewer affordable housing units being built—at a time when affordable units are in extremely short supply.

July 18, 2019 - The Sacramento Bee

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Texas State Legislators Aim to Reduce Their Own Housing Sway

Current Texas law grants state representatives significant power over whether affordable developments receive federal tax credits. Controversially, several representatives have proposed the reduction of their own authority in that regard.

April 18, 2019 - Next City


HUD Program to Connect Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Opportunity Zones

A new program announced by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is designed to encourage Opportunity Zone investments that address poverty and underinvestment.

February 27, 2019 - The Real Deal

Affordable Housing

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Explained

A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

July 18, 2018 - Urban Institute

Jefferson City, Missouri

Missouri Tax Reform Package Targets Housing and Preservation Tax Credits

Republicans in Missouri want to reduce taxes for corporations, so they are reducing tax credits for affordable housing, infrastructure, and historic preservation.

January 30, 2017 - St. Louis Public Radio

The Prospect of Lower Corporate Taxes Already Slowing Affordable Housing Investment

Across the country, affordable housing projects depend on tax credits to encourage investment; the possibility of a lower tax rate has already affected their funding.

January 28, 2017 - Next City

Julian Castro

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean for Fair Housing?

Rules protecting minorities' access to housing have been strengthened under the Obama administration. That progress could be lost under a HUD Secretary who opposes Fair Housing altogether.

December 6, 2016 - CityLab

America's Most Effective Urban Revitalization Incentives Under Threat

The low-income housing and new-markets tax credits are two of the most effective tools for stimulating affordable housing creation and the revitalization of low-income neighborhoods. Don't let them fall victim to tax reform, argues Michael Rubinger.

July 16, 2013 - The New York Times

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