Out in the Cold: The Failure of Tenant Enforcement of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
43 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014 Last revised: 17 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 3, 2014
This Article seeks to start a conversation about the rights of the people who reside in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units and how the law can be changed to better protect them; about their right not only to long-term housing at affordable rents, but to housing that is suitable for occupancy according to local or federal standards; about how they may enforce those rights; and about what policy makers can do to strengthen that enforcement.
Keywords: Low-Income, LIHTC, Housing, Tax Credit, Affordable Housing, Housing Development, Land Use Agreement, Extended Use Agreement, Housing Finance, Section 42, Internal Revenue Code, Compliance Monitoring, Recapture, Housing Conditions, Housing Quality Standards, Housing Code,
JEL Classification: I30, K11, K20, K34, R31, R38
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