Join the AHTCC
Support Affordable Housing Advocacy
Why join the AHTCC?
The AHTCC is your voice before Congress.
Since its founding in 1988, the AHTCC and its members have taken a leadership role in federal legislative efforts to expand and strengthen the Housing Credit and complementary programs. Most recently, the AHTCC prioritized the 2020 enactment of a minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate, and the 2018 enactment of a 12.5 percent Housing Credit allocation increase for 2018-2021. We also successfully fought for the inclusion of $12 billion in Housing Credit investment in the House-passed and Senate-introduced Build Back Better bills last year, and have been preparing for the possibility of year-end tax legislation by advocating for the inclusion of our 2022 year-end legislative Housing Credit priorities.
We meet with hundreds of congressional offices each year, engage frequently with congressional leadership, counsel congressional offices developing affordable housing legislation, and ensure that the affordable housing community is well-represented. We typically hold two AHTCC member fly-ins each year, so that you can advocate for the Housing Credit firsthand in Washington, D.C. Outside of our regular fly-in schedule, we also facilitate and lead virtual congressional meetings for AHTCC members.
The AHTCC is your voice before the Administration.
The AHTCC frequently engages with the Biden Administration to build support for the Housing Credit and to comment on regulatory issues, including working with the Treasury Department and IRS to provide flexibilities for and support the Housing Credit, urging regulators to protect Housing Credit investment in Community Reinvestment Act reform, and working with HUD, FHFA and other agencies to enact policies that strengthen and support the Housing Credit. The AHTCC develops working groups as regulatory issues arise to help formulate our recommendations for federal agencies. Learn more about our regulatory advocacy efforts here.
The AHTCC typically hosts three in-person meetings each year.
The AHTCC hosts conferences, virtual meetings and webinars that offer members access to key policymakers and an opportunity to network with members of the affordable housing community. Two of our marquis events are held in Washington, D.C. and provide opportunities to connect with members of Congress, leaders in the Administration, and experts in the field and engage in our advocacy directly. Each year we also hold an Annual Meeting outside of D.C. to bring affordable housing industry leaders together to set our advocacy strategy for the upcoming year. Throughout the year, we also hold virtual meetings and webinars to provide policy and advocacy updates.
See our upcoming event schedule and past events here.
The AHTCC provides timely news from Washington, D.C.
Members of the AHTCC receive regular updates on the latest developments in policy and legislation, as well as news and analysis of the affordable housing industry. We synthesize the information coming from Capitol Hill so that you can read what is most important for your organization and the industry. We provide some of the most timely analysis in the industry, and we share the news that matters most.
The AHTCC convenes committees and working groups to address pressing issues.
Members have the opportunity to join committees and working groups to help shape the direction of the AHTCC’s advocacy, advise on complex legal and technical issues, and develop solutions to challenges faced by the affordable housing industry.
The AHTCC helps secure congressional participation in members’ property events.
Engaging members of Congress and congressional staff in property events, including ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, tours, and property anniversaries, is the most effective way to show the impact of the Housing Credit in their home state or district. The AHTCC provides members with the necessary resources and assistance to connect with their legislators and demonstrate the benefit of the Housing Credit in the communities they represent.