With newly proposed infrastructure plans from the White House and Senate Democrats, affordable housing has entered the infrastructure debate.
BPC’s new report explores the potential links between LIHTC projects and health outcomes as well as examines innovative ways to leverage LIHTC policy to improve health, research gaps, and federal policy implications.
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit has helped to finance roughly 3 million affordable rental units, which have served approximately 7 million low-income households.
With policymakers gearing up to reform the housing finance system, it is worth revisiting one of the issues that stymied negotiators in the reform effort of 2014: how to ensure adequate access to credit in the new system.
The new administration and Congress should make additional investments in federal rental assistance programs and affordable rental supply a priority.
Policymakers have an opportunity to forge an enduring bipartisan consensus on affordable rental housing. There is more agreement between the two political parties than one might think. The question is whether lawmakers can find the political will to devote to the effort and the resources to make significant progress.
BPC’s Health and Housing Task Force is sharing recent publications, speeches and testimony we consider relevant to our work.