The National Trust and its preservation partners are continuing to work on broadening the coalition of organizations and agencies endorsing the Community Restoration and Revitalization Act of 2007 (HR 1043/S. 584). The proposal to enhance the federal credit includes provisions for creating more affordable housing and deepening the incentive for the credit in difficult to develop areas (DDAs).
Endorsing Agencies and Organizations:
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation
- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
- The American Institute of Architects
- Bank of America
- Preservation Action
- The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
- The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
- Enterprise Community Partners
- Smart Growth America
- The National Housing & Redevelopment Association
- The Historic Preservation Development Council
- Sherwin Williams
- US Bank
- Tax Credit Capital, LLC
- Resnick Group, PC
- PNC Bank
- Alexander Company of Madison, Wisconsin
- New Markets Tax Credit Coalition
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
In addition, two new congressional cosponsors to the bill were added this week — Reps. James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) — bringing the total number of cosponsors to 61 members in the House.
HR 1043 – Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), SPONSOR
COSPONSORS (61): Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Nancy Boyda (D-KS), Julia Carson (D-IN), Ben Chandler (D-KY), Steven Cohen (D-TN), Robert Cramer (D-AL), Barbara Cubin (R-WY), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Artur Davis (D-AL), Danny Davis (DIL), Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Rahm Emanuel ((D-IL), Phil English (R-PA), Bob Filner (D-CA), Vito Fossella (R-NY), Jim Gerlach ((R-PA), Bart Gordon (D-TN), Stephanie Herseth (D-SD), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL), Randy Kuhl (R-NY), Ray LaHood (R-IL), James Langevin (D-RI), John B. Larson (D-CT), Donald Manzullo (R-IL), Jim Marshall (D-GA), Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), James P. McGovern (D-MA), Michael McNulty (D-NY), Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Brad Miller (D-NC), Jeff Miller (R-FL), Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV), Dennis Moore (D-KS), Christopher Murphy (D-CT), Richard Neal (D-MA), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Ron Paul (R-TX), Collin Peterson (D0-MN), Todd Russell Platts (R-PA), Nick Rahall (D-WV), Jim Ramstad (R-MN), Mike Ross (D-AR), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Christopher Shays (R-CT), Mark Souder (R-IN), Michael Turner (R-OH), Timothy Walberg (R-MI).
S 584 – Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), SPONSOR
COSPONSORS (5): Wayne Allard (R-CO), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Gordon Smith (R-OH).
To learn more about the Community Restoration and Revitalization Act, please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org/news/2007/20070215_tax_credit.html.
Reprinted by permission of the Public Policy Department of the National Trust