ABOUT

Founded in 1988, AHTCC is a trade organization of housing professionals who advocate for affordable rental housing financed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit).  Our for-profit and non-profit members—including syndicators, investors, lenders, developers, legal and accounting professionals and state allocating agencies—seek to preserve, expand and improve the Housing Credit and complementary programs through legislative outreach and education.

 

See our Membership Brochure for information about becoming a member, and apply for membership using our Membership Application.

Leadership

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Executive Director: Emily Cadik

BOARD LEADERSHIP

President: Michael Gaber
Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Board: Tony Alfieri
First Vice President: Scott Hoekman
Secretary: Beth Mullen
Treasurer: Bryan Keller
President Emeriti: Todd Crow, Ronnie Thielen, and Jeff Whiting

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Legislative Committee: Scott Hoekman
Marketing and Communications Committee: Marianne Votta and Lori Little
Membership and Finance Committee: Bryan Keller, Amy Broadwater, and Cathe Dykstra
Founded in 1988, AHTCC is a trade organization of housing professionals who advocate for the LIHTC (Housing Credit).

2018 legislative priorities

1. Enact the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 548 and H.R. 1661), comprehensive legislation which includes roughly two dozen improvements to the Housing Credit and Housing Bonds that would make these tools more streamlined, flexible, and better able to serve a wider range of populations and communities. We applaud Congress for enacting some key provisions from the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act in March of 2018 and will continue our efforts to advance this legislation.

2. Seek opportunities to further strengthen and increase investment in the Housing Credits. This may include proposals to counteract effects of provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, such as the lower corporate tax rate and the Base Erosion Anti-abuse Tax, on Housing Credit investment.

3. Engage with the Administration and Congress to identify opportunities to support affordable housing in other legislation that may advance in 2018, including infrastructure investments and housing finance reform. We will work to strengthen affordable housing in any changes to regulations, such as those related to the Community Reinvestment Act.

4. Educate Members of Congress, their staff, and the Administration on the importance of the Housing Credit and Multifamily Housing Bonds, through meetings in Washington, DC, and through local outreach and site visits. We will also defend the Housing Credit and Housing Bonds against misperceptions.

5. Equip AHTCC members and other affordable housing stakeholders to be effective advocates for the Housing Credit and Housing Bonds through efficient and timely communication, legislative updates, and advocacy materials.

History

The AHTCC was founded in 1988 to advocate to make the Housing Credit permanent, and it quickly assumed a leading role in coordinating the efforts of many concerned stakeholders, both on Capitol Hill and throughout the country. The Housing Credit was made permanent in 1993.

Since then, the AHTCC has been at the forefront of every major effort to strengthen and expand the Housing Credit, including the recent expansion in 2018 and the preservation of the Housing Credit and housing bonds during tax reform in 2017.