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The 111th Congress

NAHMA' s Legislative Interests

NAHMA 2010 Affordable Housing Priorities

For the 111th Congress and 44th President, NAHMA has compiled a list of affordable multifamily housing policy priorities which we believe are necessary to restore owners’ confidence in federal housing programs, streamline administration of the programs, and increase the choices of affordable communities of quality for low-income Americans. 

NAHMA's 2010 Affordable Housing Legislative Policy Priorities
Bill Summary for the 111th Congress for information on specific pieces of legislation.
NAHMA's Affordable Housing HUD Regulatory Policy Priorities 2010-11
NAHMA's Rural Multifamily Housing Priorities

Authorizing Bills of Interest - 111th Congress (2009-10)

Below is a summary of legislation that NAHMA has considered. A general explanation of the bill is provided, as well as NAHMA’s position.

For more information on any of these bills, you may wish to visit the Library of Congress website at . Simply enter the bill number under the “Search Bill Text 111th Congress (2009)” heading, and then click the “Search” button. You will then be able to view the text of the bill, find references to it in the Congressional Record, and track its progress using the bill status links.

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NAHMA Advocacy Legislation

Appropriations Bills

The Library of Congress website, Thomas, includes a helpful page which tracks the status of annual spending bills (i.e. appropriations bills). From this site, viewers can read the 2 key spending bills for housing, the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies bill and the Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, HUD, and Related Agencies bill, as well as the committee reports, and the final conference report. Viewers can track these important bills from their introduction until they are signed into law.

H.R. 1 (formerly H.R. 598), S.  336: The American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 (The Economic Stimulus Bill)

H.R. 384: TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009

H.R. 476: Housing Fairness Act of 2009

H.R. 1105: The FY 2009 Appropriations Omnibus

H.R. 1247: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009

H.R. 1675, S. 1481: Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009

H.R. 1728: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2009

H.R. 2336: The GREEN Act of 2009

H.R. 2847: Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010/ Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE)

H.R. 2876: Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2009

H.R. 2887: Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Relief Act of 2009

H.R. 2995, S. 1326: The Disaster State Housing Recovery Act of 2009

H.R. 2997, S. 1406: The FY 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act

H.R. 3081 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2010 and Continuing Resolution

H.R. 3045: Section 8 Voucher Reform Act

H.R. 3068: TARP for Main Street Act of 2009

H.R. 3082: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011

H.R. 3288: FY 2010 THUD Appropriations Act

H.R. 3527, S. 3700: The FHA Multifamily Loan Limit Adjustment Act of 2009

H.R. 3641, S.2827: Military Families Affordable Homes Act

H.R. 3715, S. 1743: Community Restoration and Revitalization Act of 2009

H.R. 3766: Main Street TARP Act of 2009

H. R. 3812: Distressed Communities Reinvestment Act of 2009

H.R. 3897: Removing Reward for Section 8 Fraud Act of 2009

H.R. 3929: Extending LIHTC Placed-In-Service Dates for Disaster Areas

H.R. 4099, S. 2897: Energy Efficiency Modernization Act of 2009

H.R. 4106: Green Affordable Housing Act of 2009

H.R. 4109: Low-Income Housing Credit 5 Year Carry-Back

H.R. 4173 (P.L. 111-203): Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

H.R. 4213 (P.L. 111-205): American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act

H.R. 4581: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Accountability and Transparency for Taxpayers Act of 2010

H.R. 4653: the Accurate Accounting of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Act

H.R. 4766: Permanently Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2010

H. R. 4687: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Expansion and Job Creation Act of 2010

H.R. 4868: Housing Preservation and Tenant Protection Act of 2010

H.R. 4849: Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010

H.R.4853: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

H.R. 4889: GSE Bailout Elimination and Taxpayer Protection Act

H.R. 5297: Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010

H.R. 5361: Responsible GSE Affordable Housing Investment Act of 2010

H.R. 5814: Public Housing Reinvestment and Tenant Protection Act of 2010

H.R. 5850, S. 3644: FY 2011 Transportation HUD Appropriations

H.R. 5872: General and Special Risk Insurance Funds Availability Act

H.R. 6179: Community Awareness Act of 2010

H.R. 6468: Rental Housing Revitalization Act

H.R. 6500: Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act

HUD's TRA Legislation: Preservation, Enhancement, and Transformation of Rental Assistance Act of 2010 (PETRA)

HUD's Draft Section 202 Reform Act of 2010

HUD's Draft Section 811 Reform Act of 2010

S. 118: The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act

S. 896, H.R. 1106: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009

S. 1619, H.R. 4690: Livable Communities Act of 2010

S. 1658, H.R. 3793: Healthy Housing Council Act of 2009

S. 1676:  The Affordable Housing Preservation and Revitalization Act of 2009

S. 1731: Preserving Homes and Communities Act of 2009

S. 1761: Extension of the GO Zone LIHTCs

S. 1835, S. 1937: Five Year Carry-Back of Operating Losses

S. 1861: Two-Year Extension of Go Zone Tax Credits

S. 1733: The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAP)

S. 3079: Building Star Energy Efficiency Act of 2010

S. 3141: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Recovery Act of 2010

S. 3326: Job Creation and Affordable Housing Act of 2010

S. 3606: FY 2011 Agricultural Appropriations Bill

S. 3717: Repealing SEC Exemption of Information for Investment Advisers from FOIA

S. 3793: Job Creation and Tax Cuts Act of 2010

S. 3964: Small Business Paperwork Relief Act

NAHMA Advocacy Issues

Affordable Housing Preservation

Bed Bugs


Exit Tax Relief

Gulf Coast Affordable Housing Relief

HOPE VI/Choice Neighborhoods

Late HAPs

LEP Information



Pet Policies                                                                                                            

USDA Rural Housing Service

Section 8

Specials Needs, Elderly, and Section 202/811 Programs

Additional Legislation

H.R. 403, S.1160: Homes for Heroes Act of 2009

H.R. 475: Permitting Formerly Homeless Youth to Qualify for the IRS Student Exemption in the LIHTC program

H.R. 476: Housing Fairness Act of 2009

H.R. 582: Public Housing Drug Elimination Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

H.R. 583: Community Partners Next Door Act of 2009

H.R. 1247: The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009

H.R. 1270: Affordable Housing and Community Development Act of 2009

H.R. 1479, the Community Reinvestment Modernization Act

H.R. 2198

H.R. 3026: Hazard Mitigation for All Act of 2009

H.R. 3670: Historic Homeowners Revitalization Act of 2009

H.R. 3548: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act

H.R. 4988: Housing Non-Discrimination Act of 2010

S. 1246: Home Energy Retrofit Finance Program Act

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