August Congressional Recess Advocacy Guide
Show Congress the impact of the Housing Credit and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) for affordable housing.
The congressional recess that lasts through August and until September 8 provides an opportunity to show members of Congress returning to their home states and districts what kind of impact affordable housing and community development programs like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) have had in their communities. At the same time, there are a number of pieces of legislation that impact these programs that advocates should be prepared to discuss with members and their staff to increase their odds of passage when Congress returns.
Read about the status of the following issues, learn how you can help and access advocacy resources in our August Congressional Recess Advocacy Guide:
- Minimum Housing Credit rate legislation
- Efforts to extend the NMTC
- Disaster tax relief legislation
- Funding for housing and community development programs
- Rental Assistance Demonstration
- Pay for Success pilot program
- Housing Finance Reform
- Social Impact Bonds