New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that has Congress has not authorized CRS to release to the public include the following.
Hydropower: Federal and Nonfederal Investment, June 26, 2012
China’s Economic Conditions, June 26, 2012
Cluster Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress, June 27, 2012
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).