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 and regulatory outreach and education. Collectively, AHTCC members have financed or developed over 1.5 million Housing Credit homes. See a list of our members here.
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 enacting provisions to strengthen and expand the Housing Credit in 2018—a 12.5 percent Housing Credit allocation increase for 2018-2021 and a flexibility known as “income averaging”—and for enacting a minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate at the end of 2020.
Learn more about the AHTCC’s 2021 legislative and regulatory priorities here.