Legislative State-of-Play Congress Passes Second Temporary Funding Bill, Averting Shutdown Again On November 17, the President signed another Continuing Resolution, or CR, passed by Congress, extending the previous temporary spending measure for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) funding that was set to expire on November 17. Similar to the previous CR
Advocating for the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act
The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Help the ACTION Campaign build House and Senate cosponsorship by using our advocacy toolkit, including fact sheets with national, state, and district level data; explainer videos on each AHCIA provision; email templates, messaging points and more.
The ACTION Campaign is a coalition of over 2,400 national, state, and local organizations and businesses. We work to address our nation’s severe shortage of affordable rental housing by protecting, expanding, and strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
America’s Affordable Housing Needs are Vast and Growing
12.1 million renter households
nationwide pay more than half of their monthly income on rent, leaving too little for other expenses like health care,
transportation, and nutritious food
In order to afford a one-bedroom apartment at the national average fair market rent, a minimum wage worker has to work
80 hours per week
The Housing Credit is a Proven Tool to Address the Shortage
The Housing Credit is our nation’s most successful tool for encouraging private investment in affordable rental housing. Benefitting low-income families and individuals since 1986 it is responsible for:
homes developed or preserved
low-income households served
ACTION Advocacy Toolkit
Your voice matters! Get educational resources to prepare for meetings and to share with elected officials so you can advocate for the Housing Credit to help address our nation’s severe shortage of affordable rental housing. Our advocacy toolkit provides you with messaging, social media guidelines, information on your elected officials and more.
Legislative State-of-Play Election of New House Speaker Allows Congress to Resume Legislating After 22 days without one, the House elected Mike Johnson (R-LA-04) as Speaker. Johnson, the fourth official nominee for the position, followed the unprecedented removal of Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-20). Speaker Johnson, in one of his first
The second set of ACTION’s video series, detailing the provisions of the AHCIA of 2023, has been posted! In these videos, NCSHA’s Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy Jennifer Schwartz and Enterprise’s Senior Director of Public Policy Ayrianne Parks go over specific provisions in the legislation. The second batch of