Legislative State-of-Play Government Shutdown Narrowly Avoided…For Now With just hours to spare before the October 1 start of Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.R. 5860), which passed earlier that day when nearly all House Democrats joined most of the House Republican majority to keep
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 2,500 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
11.6 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
75 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.
Today, a letter signed by 184 local government leaders representing cities, counties and other municipalities of all sizes across the country was sent to Congressional leadership in support of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2023 (S. 1557 / H.R. 3238). The letter, led by the ACTION Campaign,
Deadline Update: Signatures from Mayors, County Board Chair, and County Executives Supporting AHCIA Due 9/15
DEADLINE EXTENDED for Local Government Leaders Letter in Support of AHCIA; New Deadline Friday, Sept. 15 As you know, ACTION is circulating a local government leader sign-on letter in partnership with the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counites, and Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, which