Advocacy is the heart of what we do.
At the direction of our Board of Directors and our Advocacy Committee, we closely monitor issues and policies in Washington, DC, and are ready to act to advance sound policies and laws which stem the root causes of homelessness and create more affordable housing opportunities throughout Arizona. We are proud of the power the Coalition’s voice holds at our nation's Capitol, our state capitol, and in our communities.
National HOUSING TRUST FUND
The National Housing Trust Fund is the first new housing resource since 1974 targeted to the building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low-income people. We work with the National Low Income Housing Coalition to protect this new resource, and to increase funding through tax reform, housing finance reform, investments in infrastructure, and other legislative opportunities.
federal housing tax credits
Low Income Housing Tax Credits
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is the largest national affordable housing program in the U.S. We support the National Low Income Housing Coalition and other national housing advocacy groups in their efforts to achieve deeper income targeting within the LIHTC program so that it better contributes to the expansion of affordable housing available to extremely low-income people. Learn more about the LIHTC program here.
Renters Tax Credits
Bold proposals to create refundable renters’ tax credits can help bridge the widening gap between incomes and housing costs by helping families who face impossible choices between paying rent and meeting their other basic needs, including putting groceries on the table and taking care of their health. Learn more about renters’ tax credit proposals here.
housing finance reform
The Center for American Progress has developed 4 fact sheets that explain the federal government's role in housing finance, recommend core principles for reform, and provide basic information on financing for affordable rental housing and the To-Be-Announced, or TBA, Market. Their research can be found here.
protecting housing funds in the federal budget
The ability of housing programs to serve low income people in need depends on federal appropriations. We monitor the federal budget process and advocate for the highest possible appropriations for HUD and USDA Rural Housing programs, while assuring sufficient funding to preserve all existing low income housing resources and prevent loss of units affordable to, or rental assistance for, extremely low income households. Our work on the federal budget is done in collaboration with the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
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