Recent reports from the Congressional Research Service on transportation security and related issues include the following (all pdf).
“Highway Bridges: Conditions and the Federal/State Role,” August 10, 2007.
“Transportation Security: Issues for the 110th Congress,” updated August 3, 2007.
A supply-side tax credit (STC) could offer a tax incentive to material suppliers and professional service consultants that provide goods or services to affordable housing projects.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Commerce, and Department of Transportation should jointly develop and manage a data resource—a Housing Production Dashboard—to track housing production within and across states.
Exempting affordable housing from volume caps would address the underlying issue and have the greatest impact in this housing emergency.
To increase the supply of affordable homes, Congress should make greater investments in the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF).