One important way you can advocate for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) is by asking your members of Congress to cosponsor the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 (AHCIA). Reintroduced on June 4, 2019, this legislation would expand affordable housing production and preservation by at least 550,000 additional homes over 10 years and strengthen the Housing Credit.
Below, we have provided sample letters you can adapt and send to your Senators and Representatives to request their support. We’ve included versions for members of Congress who cosponsored the AHCIA in the previous Congress and those who did not. To determine if your Senator cosponsored the AHCIA in the previous Congress, click here, and search for your Senator’s name. To determine if your Representative cosponsored the AHCIA in the previous Congress, click here, and search for your Representative’s name. To determine if your member of Congress has already cosponsored the AHCIA of 2019, click here for the Senate or click here for the House.
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If you need any assistance, including identifying the appropriate email addresses or physical addresses for these letters or determining which letters should be used, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Megan John, Senior Policy Analyst, at email@example.com.