The third week of NAHRO’s August Advocacy is well underway, and our members have been reaching out to their members of Congress to voice their support for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. This tax credit has been financing the development of affordable housing units since 1986, providing homes to more than six million low-income families.
Take action today to pledge your support for this important tax credit and help NAHRO achieve its goal of sending 2,500 letters to members of Congress in August. Earlier this year, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced S.548, The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. This bill, which would expand and strengthen the LIHTC by 50 percent, would address the current deficit in available affordable housing by further incentivizing developers to build affordable housing in communities of need.
You can help this bill pass by writing to your senators and asking them to support the bill by co-sponsoring it. Once you have sent letters to your lawmakers, tweet at them to ensure that the strengthening of the LIHTC is a priority for Congress. You can find their Twitter handles on their websites. Here are some sample tweets:
- The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act would gradually expand the Housing Credit by 50 percent! #NAHROAdvocacy
- Support The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act because everybody deserves affordable housing and the economic opportunities that come with it! #NAHROAdvocacy
- Join me in supporting @SenatorCantwell and@SenOrrinHatch’s critical bill to expand the LIHTC! #NAHROAdvocacy
For more information on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, visit the ACTION Campaign’s website. You can also find helpful materials at NAHRO’s Community Development Resource Center. Take action today!