The AHTCC is a trade organization of housing professionals who advocate for affordable rental housing financed using the Housing Credit. Our for-profit and non-profit members—including syndicators, investors, lenders, developers, legal and accounting professionals, state allocating agencies, public agencies, and coalitions—seek to preserve, expand and improve the Housing Credit and complementary programs through legislative outreach and education. See a list of our members here.
History of the AHTCC
The AHTCC was founded in 1988 to advocate to make the Housing Credit permanent, and 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 protect, strengthen and expand the Housing Credit.
The AHTCC commends Congress for preserving the Housing Credit in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, as well as Private Activity Bonds, which provide critical financing to more than half of all affordable housing developments. The AHTCC also applauds Congress for having enacted provisions to strengthen and expand the Housing Credit in 2018.
The AHTCC Today
Since early 2020, the AHTCC has focused on legislative and regulatory solutions to address barriers to Housing Credit development and operations caused by the COVID-19 crisis and to allow the Housing Credit to meet the increased need for affordable housing. In 2020, the AHTCC also prioritized the bipartisan Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to expand and strengthen the Housing Credit, helping to secure support from over half of the House of Representatives (H.R. 3077) and 40 percent of the Senate (S.1703). Many of our Housing Credit priorities were also included in additional legislation passed by the House and introduced in the Senate. Learn more about the AHTCC’s 2020 legislative priorities here. 2021 legislative priorities will be voted upon during the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on January 27, 2021.