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“Our country ignores the state of our existing housing stock at our own peril,” said Mike Kingsella, Executive Director of Up for Growth Action. “Reps. Higgins and Kelly have developed a smart and sensible approach to revitalize both the homes and the communities in which they are located. The Neighborhood Investment Act would get us one step closer to reaching our goal of ensuring that every American has access to a quality home they can afford located in a community in which they want to live.”
NHIA tax credits, which would be up to 35% of a project’s eligible development costs, would be awarded to project sponsors through statewide competitions administered by state housing finance agencies. Sponsors —which could include developers, lenders, or local governments – could use the credits to raise investment capital for their projects, and the investors could claim the credits against their federal income tax when the homes are sold and occupied by moderate- and middle-income homebuyers.
Up for Growth Action is a member of the NHIA Coalition, a national advocacy group comprised of 17 organizations, including housing and community development nonprofits, financial institutions, and related trade associations—all supporting enactment of the NHIA. For more information, please visit https://neighborhoodhomesinvestmentact.org.
For a copy of the press release, click here.