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Action Alert: Tell Senators to Support AHCIA

THE TIME IS NOW to generate as much support for the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) as possible, and North Carolina is crucial in that effort. The AHCIA has broad bipartisan support, including 8 of North Carolina’s 13 Representatives. However, neither of North Carolina’s Senators have yet signed on. We need their support, and we need it now. To learn more about the AHCIA, click here, or see one pager below. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

Help us generate as many calls and emails to our Senators’ offices as possible by November 21. The message is simple. When you call, say: “We have a growing affordable housing need in our community, and Senator Burr/Tillis needs to take the lead on solutions that make sense. I want the Senator to sign on as a cosponsor to the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S.1703).” There are more detailed talking points below. 

TRACKING OUR IMPACT

If you make a call or send an email use this form to let us know. It is important to know how many calls and emails are generated, and from what parts of the state so that we can follow up. In the coming weeks we will provide ongoing updates on the number of emails and phone calls you make, as we make this final push.

WHO DO I CONTACT?

Senator Richard Burr
Staff: Robert Sneeden (Tax & Housing)
          Ph #: 202-224-3154
          Email: robert_sneeden@burr.senate.gov

Senator Thom Tillis  
Staff: Shil Patel (Tax & Housing)
          Ph #: 202-224-6342
          Email: shil_patel@tillis.senate.gov

SAMPLE TALKING POINTS

  • The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) produces virtually all new affordable rental housing and is our primary tool in North Carolina for preserving existing affordable rental housing. 
  • There is widespread bi-partisan support for the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act in the House. Please sign-on as a co-sponsor of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 1703), joining NC House members from both parties who support of expanding and strengthening the Housing Credit. 
  • If the 50% expansion had been in place in 2019, NC might have been able to fund an additional 1000 units.
  • To date, housing credits have:
    • Produced or preserved over 85,000 rental units all across NC
    • Generated over $3.5 billion in tax revenue
    • Generated over $9 billion in wages and business income

AHCIA One Page Summary

 

AHCIA Fact Sheet

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Policy Update 10-30-19

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