ACTION Mourns the Loss of Housing Credit Champion Congresswoman Jackie Walorski The ACTION Campaign mourns the tragic death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2). The Congresswoman and two of her staff, Emma Thomson and Zach Potts, were killed in a car accident yesterday afternoon. Congresswoman Walorski was a true champion for
Advocating for the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act
Help the ACTION Campaign build bipartisan cosponsorship for the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. We created an 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
10.5 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
79 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.
Join the ACTION Campaign Monthly Call The ACTION Campaign monthly call will be held next week on Friday, August 5 at 2:00 PM ET. The Zoom call information is below, and you can also download and import the iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Join Zoom Meeting: https://enterprisecommunity.zoom.us/j/97691009830?pwd=MThDdmxTRkl5UXhXeGttMkUycGFDdz09 Meeting ID:
ACTION Alert: Treasury Issues New Guidance to Facilitate Use of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Affordable Housing Development, Including through Housing Credit
Today, the Treasury Department announced new guidance to increase state, local, and tribal governments’ ability to use Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support affordable housing development, including through the Housing Credit. The guidance aims to provide additional flexibilities