Capitol Hill

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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Affordable Housing Construction Costs Outpacing Tax Credits

Builders in Ohio warn that, without intervention from Congress, tax credits meant to support affordable housing construction won’t keep up with rising costs and demand.

October 26, 2022 - WVXU

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Thousands of Affordable Homes Threatened as 30-Year LIHTC Restrictions Expire

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program has helped create more than 3 million affordable housing units across the country. But if something isn’t done soon, thousands of those homes could be lost forever as affordability periods expire.

April 12, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, a historic district once home to wealthy African American families, stand in a row in the King Historic District

Changing the Rules to Bring More Capital to Developers of Color

LISC and Enterprise, two large community development intermediaries, have announced major racial equity initiatives that emphasize how affordable housing gets built—and who builds it. We take a closer look at what they’re planning.

July 4, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

New Jersey

Changes to Tax Credit Criteria Are Breaking Up Concentrated Poverty in New Jersey

Recent news reports have highlighted the low number of federally-funded affordable housing projects that are built in high-opportunity areas, but an examination has found that strategic allocation changes are having a beneficial effect in New Jersey.

June 10, 2017 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

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

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