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NLIHC Provides National Housing Trust Fund Update

Will Cover Proposed Funding Legislation And How You Can Help

National Housing Trust Fund

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and President and CEO Sheila Crowley will host a webinar on the latest opportunities for funding the National Housing Trust Fund. The session will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

As background, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) is considering legislation that would provide dedicated funding for the NHTF through reform of the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID), consistent with the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s proposal on MID reform. The legislation would provide substantial dedicated annual funding for the NHTF to expand the supply of rental housing that is affordable for extremely low-income households while increasing the number of low and moderate income homeowners that receive a tax benefit.

The webinar will cover:

  • what is expected to be in the Ellison bill,
  • how the NHTF will operate, and
  • immediate steps that advocates can take.

Click here to register for the webinar. We encourage you to sign up early as space is limited and the webinar is expected to be fully subscribed.

Click here to review how the NHTF will work.

by Kate M. Kelly

Kate Kelly joined Monarch Housing Associates in March of 2011. Her responsibilities include writing policy and other website updates, coordinating state and federal advocacy update and assisting with fundraising efforts. To read more about Kate and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Ms. Kelly an email.

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