ACTION Campaign Updates District-Level Fact Sheets
The A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign is a national, grassroots coalition of over 2,200 national, state, and local organizations and businesses calling on Congress to protect, expand, and strengthen the LIHTC program. The group recently updated its fact sheets showing the LIHTC’s impact in every congressional district and the affordable housing needs that still remain in every state.
The data come from HUD’s LIHTC database through 2016, with economic impact multipliers from the National Association of Home Builders. The district fact sheets also include data on cost-burdened renters from the 2016 American Community Survey, and data from the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2016 Out of Reach report, showing how many hours a minimum wage worker in each state has to work in order to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment.
New to the fact sheets this year is data demonstrating the impact that a 50 percent increase in Housing Credit allocation authority would have in each state. The Cantwell-Hatch Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 548), bipartisan legislation to strengthen and expand the Housing Credit, includes a 50 percent increase in allocation authority. The facts sheets can be found here.