As members of the ACTION Campaign, we are asking you to assist ACTION by asking your local leaders to sign-on to this letter supporting the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA). The ACTION Campaign is seeking Mayors, state, county and local officials and other government entities that might influence the policy makers in Washington to support the AHCIA. We know you develop lasting relationships with thoughtful leaders concerned with the lack of affordable housing in their communities. This is an opportunity to have them send a strong message to Washington regarding the lack of affordable housing in their towns and cities.
As you know, the AHCIA, S. 1557 and H.R. 3238, was introduced on May 11. The ACTION Campaign is partnering with the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment on a letter from local government leaders to leaders in Congress underscoring local elected leaders’ support of the AHCIA. Our goal is to show the strong support of mayors, county executives, and county board chairs from around the country for the expansion and strengthening of the Housing Credit.
·Please reach out and ask your local government leaders to sign on in support of the AHCIA of 2023. The deadline for signatures is September 7, 2023.
·A number of mayors signed a similar letter in 2021. Please be sure to mention to your mayor if they supported in the past.
·Share ACTION’s state and district factsheets on the Housing Credit impact locally with your local government leaders to make the case that they should weigh in with Congress by signing the letter.
We greatly appreciate your assistance with this effort and are happy to answer any questions you may have.