June 2, 2015
- Mayor Bill De Blasio’s new 10 year plan for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), entitled NexGeneration NYCHA, focuses on four goals to transform NYCHA: short-term financial stability and diversifying long-term funding; increased operational efficiency; rebuilding, expanding, and preserving the city’s public and affordable housing stock; and engaging residents in improved social services.
- Representatives in the House ( Turner – R Ohio & Fattah – D Penn.) join forces in a bi-partisan effort to urge Congress to reauthorize New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), which expired in 2014 (their letter here). The NMTC was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments into operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC Program attracts investment capital to low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their Federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called Community Development Entities (CDEs). Legislation to permanently extend the NMTC is pending in both the House (H.R. 855) and Senate (S. 591).