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 videos reviews provisions including protecting Housing Credit tenants covered by the Violence Against Women Act, ensuring that the Housing Credit can be used to build housing for veterans, claiming Housing Credits after a casualty loss, containing development costs, improving income eligibility in rural areas, simplifying the Ten-Year Rule and the Related Party Rule, addressing the QCT and DDA population cap constraints, and limiting tenant-based voucher payments in certain properties.
The first set of videos, released on October 2, covered expanding the 9% Housing Credit, lowering of the Private Activity Bond threshold for the 4% Housing Credit, providing basis boosts for rural and Native areas, providing a basis boost for extremely low-income households, the anti-NIMBY provision, using the Housing Credit as a tool for preservation, and simplifying the Student Rule.
These videos are a great resource for those who want to learn more about the individual provisions of the legislation in a conversational manner. It is also another resource members can use for outreach to Senators and Representatives and is an important addition to ACTION’s Advocacy Toolkit. As a reminder, we have National, State, and Congressional District Fact Sheets, statewide ACTION Campaign member lists, an in-district advocacy guide with sample emails for outreach, as well as a detailed fact sheet on the AHCIA.
The third and final series of videos will be coming soon. Please share them widely to promote the AHCIA and use these videos in your advocacy efforts!