Mission and Membership
The A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign is a national, grassroots coalition of over 2,200 national, state, and local organizations and businesses calling on Congress to protect, expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit).
History of ACTION
The ACTION Campaign was established in 2009 by a broad cross-section of Housing Credit stakeholder organizations in reaction to the recession and financial crisis that rapidly and drastically affected Housing Credit investment. When the market started to rebound in 2010, the ACTION Campaign shifted focus to protecting the Housing Credit in tax reform and advancing measures to further strengthen the program. The campaign was instrumental in strengthening the Housing Credit by making permanent the minimum 9 percent Housing Credit rate at the end of 2015. Moreover, the strong bipartisan support that the campaign and its grassroots advocates have fostered over the years was critical in preserving the Housing Credit and multi-family Housing Bonds when Congress passed comprehensive tax reform in late 2017.
Building on this success and recognizing the growing need for the Housing Credit, we have been working to expand and further strengthen the Housing Credit by supporting the bipartisan Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. Two key provisions from the bill were enacted in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, including a 12.5 percent increase in Housing Credit allocation over four years (2018-2021), and a new option for income averaging on a permanent basis. The inclusion of these provisions is a testament to the tireless advocacy efforts of ACTION Campaign members over many years. ACTION remains committed to advocating for the remaining provisions included in the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act.
If you have any questions about the ACTION Campaign, contact Olivia Barrow at 202-403-8022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.