Lame Duck Advocacy: Speak Up for HUD Funding and the Housing Tax Credit
Congress is back in session and has several must-accomplish goals that could impact housing and community development programs. Speak out in support of these critical programs and help NAHRO reach a goal of sending 2,000 letters.
The 117th Congress has officially entered its “lame duck” session. Members returned to DC following the midterm elections to wrap up legislation before the new Congress begins in January. Appropriations bills are the highest priority. Congress must past fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills or another continuing resolution (CR) before the current CR expires on Dec. 16.
Additionally, tax programs are also a top priority before the end of the calendar year. Housing advocates must urge Congress to include the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program in any tax package, particularly through the addition of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S 1136/ HR 2573) into any tax legislation.
NAHRO has added two letters to the Advocacy Action Center, one focused on FY23 HUD appropriations and a second on the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Help NAHRO support these programs by sending both letters several times throughout the lame duck session, which is expected to run until the holidays.