AHAIN is dedicated to providing members current grassroots advocacy action campaigns. Current topics and opportunities for participation are listed below and will be updated as new issues arise.
Our nation’s affordable housing needs are growing. With housing stability, residents have a better chance at employment, financial stability, economic mobility, better health outcomes and improved school performance. With your support, we can make positive things happen for this important industry and for the residents who need quality communities to call home.
Current federal funding is set to run out at the end of April. Now is the time to frame the discussion by talking to our legislators about funding levels through this fiscal year and the next.
Increases the current unit cap on Public Housing conversions to 250,000
Eliminates the deadline of September 30, 2018, for submission of RAD applications
Enables Section 202 PRAC properties to convert to Section 8 contracts
Promotes the preservation of multifamily properties in high-cost areas
Tax reform is coming through Congress, and while AHAIN would like to see the LIHTC expanded in the future, this is the year to advocate for LIHTC preservation. Help keep the LIHTC off the chopping block by calling or writing to your legislators about its value for our industry and for our communities.
If you have questions about policy issues or the legislative process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to AHAIN’s Executive Director. Please contact Charyl Luth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to use the CARH Maps program to help educate your representatives about affordable housing in their Districts and States. Please click here to access CARHs Maps.
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(1) who is either employed or retained by a client for financial or other compensation
(2) whose services include more than one lobbying contact; and
(3) whose “lobbying activities” constitute 20 percent or more of his or her services on behalf of that client during any three month period.
Second article in a three-part series on charging fees at Section 42 properties by Matt Rayburn of IHCDA
CARH'S BROADCAST E-MAIL - Regulatory Alert - April 19, 2013 This week Rural Development (RD) began informing borrowers of its plans for Rental Assistance (RA) as the Agency implements recent budget cuts. These cuts are a result of the sequestration contained in the Budget Control Act of…
CARH'S BROADCAST E-MAIL—Legislative and Regulatory Update - April 18, 2013 1) CARH Submits Comments to Working Groups within House Ways and Means Committee on Tax Reform and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program 2) Overview of the FY 2014 Proposed Budget by…
CARH'S BROADCAST E-MAIL - Regulatory Alert - April 12, 2013 Rural Development (RD) Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) conducted audits of Rental Assistance (RA) payments as required by the Improper Payment Information Payment Act of 2002 (IPIA). The audit letters were mailed in January…
Amanda Gross, Senior Trainer and Compliance Officer with Zeffert and Associates, provides some quick tips on RD compliance.
USDA's monthly update of rates
Guidance issues on application, construction, purchase, rehab of farm labor housing
Guidance provided on servicing accounts of settlement agreement
Section 515 and 514/516 addressed
USDA revises loan rates