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 2016

1. Preserve both the 9 percent and 4 percent Housing Credit programs.

2. Educate Members of Congress and their staff on the importance of the LIHTC by providing examples and opportunities for site visits.

3. Increase the Housing Credit cap for each state by 50 percent.

4. Establish a minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate for the acquisition of existing housing when the Housing Credits are allocated under the State’s Housing Credit cap.

5. Set a minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate for developments financed with the proceeds of multifamily tax-exempt Housing Bonds.

6. Increase Housing Credit resources by an amount that makes significant progress towards meeting the affordable housing need of the eligible population.

7. Continue to allow the tax-exemption on private activity multifamily Housing Bonds.

8. Retain the current 27.5 year depreciation period for Housing Credit properties.

9. Make any adjustments needed to maintain current levels of investment in the Housing Credit, notwithstanding lower corporate rates that might be enacted as part of tax reform.

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.