Senate leaders are working to find enough votes for H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010, the 'extender bill.' The version of this bill still under consideration includes initial funding for the National Housing Trust Fund, as well as important provisions regarding the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and Gulf Coast recovery.
However, some Senators object to the overall cost of the bill, so it remains crucial that Senators hear that the housing provisions remain in any final bill. The Senate could take up the bill again beginning on Tuesday, June 15.
Please call the Congressional switchboard toll-free at 877-210-5351 and ask for each of your Senators' offices in turn. Relay to each office the importance of funding the National Housing Trust, extending the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) exchange program, and extending the placed-in-service date of LIHTCs for the Gulf Coast in H.R. 4213.
Please call even if you have already called. You can also remind your Senators of the large number of organizations from each state that have signed the NHTF letter of support. Other materials that may be helpful, including the ad that appeared in the Roll Call newspaper and an estimate of how much NHTF funding each state will receive, are posted at www.nhtf.org under the heading "Materials for NHTF Visits and Calls."
From National Low Income Housing Coalition