WHO / WHAT

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 Member Application.

legislative goals for 2018

1. Enact the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, 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.

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 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 continually work to 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 effective communications, updates, and advocacy materials.

History

The Coalition 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.

Now

AHTCC represents Housing Credit stakeholders before Congress and the Administration in seeking improvements to the program and before organizations which effectively have regulatory control over it, including the U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and The Financial Accounting Standards Board.