With the U.S. House of Representatives set to vote on the Tax Reform Bill on Thursday or Friday of this week, CHAPA has contacted each Massachusetts Representative asking them to oppose the tax reform bill which would be devastating for affordable housing in Massachusetts. Thank you to the 43 organizations who joined our letter!
For a copy of CHAPA's letter to Congress, please click here.
Specifically, we are asking Congress to:
- Preserve the tax exemption of Private Activity Bonds to support affordable housing and avoid the elimination of the 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit;
- Make changes to LIHTC to offset the impact of a lower corporate rate on the value of the tax credit;
- Restore the Historic Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit; and
- Reinvest any housing dollars from reforms to the mortgage interest deduction into affordable housing programs.
For fact sheets highlighting the affordable housing programs impacted by tax reform, please click the links below:
- Congressman Richard Neal (1st District)
- Congressman Jim McGovern (2nd District)
- Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (3rd District)
- Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (4th District)
- Congresswoman Katherine Clark (5th District)
- Congressman Seth Moulton (6th District)
- Congressman Michael Capuano (7th District)
- Congressman Stephen Lynch (8th District)
- Congressman Bill Keating (9th District)
If you have not already done so, please call your Representative to urge him or her to protect affordable housing by opposing the proposed tax reform plan. You can find contact information for your Members of Congress by clicking here.
Thank You to Our Organizational Supporters!
Addis Communications Inc. | Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation | American Consumer Credit Counseling | B'nai B'rith Housing | Beacon Communities | Bethany Community Services, Inc. | Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) | Boston Private Community Investment | Bread & Roses Housing, Inc. | The Boston Foundation | Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. | Cambridge Housing Authority | Commonwealth Community Developers, LLC | Dakota Partners, Inc. | Downing & Company| Enterprise Community Partners | Fall River Housing Joint Tenant Council | Guzman Prufer, Inc. Architects | Harborlight Community Partners | Heading Home, Inc. | Homeowners Rehab Inc. | Housing Families Inc. | Human Service News and Information TV Program | Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence | Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action | Joseph Development Inc. | Kevin P. Martin & Associates, PC | Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) | Massachusetts Housing Partnership | Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance | McKnight Community Development Corporation | Metropolitan Area Planning Council | Natick Affordable Housing Trust | Nicholson Development, Inc. | PCA Inc. | Pine Street Inn | RCAP Solutions | RP Realty Advisors | Somerville Community Corporation | Urban Edge Housing Corporation | Worcester Community Housing Resources