Summary: S.3237 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/14/2016)

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2016

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit "the affordable housing credit" and make several modifications to the credit.

The bill increases state allocations for the credit and modifies the cost-of-living adjustments. It also revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to:

  • the average income test,
  • income eligibility for rural projects,
  • increased tenant income,
  • student occupancy rules, and
  • tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent.

The bill revises various requirements to:

  • establish a 4% minimum credit rate for certain projects,
  • permit relocation costs to be taken into account as rehabilitation expenditures,
  • repeal the qualified census tract population cap,
  • require state housing credit agencies to make certain determinations regarding community revitalization plans,
  • prohibit local approval and contribution requirements,
  • increase the credit for certain projects designated to serve extremely low-income households,
  • increase the credit for certain bond-financed projects designated by state agencies, and
  • eliminate the basis reduction for low-income housing properties that receive certain energy-related tax credits and deductions.

The bill also modifies requirements regarding the reconstruction or replacement period after a casualty loss, rights related to building purchases, the prohibition on claiming acquisition credits for properties placed in service in the previous 10 years, and projects that assist Native Americans.