As the state legislative session nears a close, housing advocates are on the cusp of some major victories. Celebrations, however, will need to wait until bills are signed and the budget is finalized. The most recent state-of-play on state affordable housing priorities are below.
There is also promising momentum at the federal level with the reintroduction of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act in Congress as well as attention to the affordable housing crisis from several presidential primary candidates.
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Housing Action NH, a coalition of more than 80 New Hampshire companies and social service organizations, wants the presidential candidates to talk more about what it says is an affordable housing crisis in the state.
The state coalition has entered into a partnership with the National Low-Income Housing Coalition to “elevate the affordable housing crisis and its solutions in the presidential campaigns. With the housing crisis having reached historic heights, most harming the lowest-income renters, it is past time for all presidential candidates to prioritize this critical issue,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the national coalition.
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