New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has not made available to the public include the following.
Job Growth During the Recovery, updated October 16, 2012
Statutes of Limitation in Federal Criminal Cases: An Overview, updated October 1, 2012
Venezuela: Issues for Congress, updated October 16, 2012
Georgia’s October 2012 Legislative Election: Outcome and Implications, October 15, 2012
Iran Sanctions, updated October 15, 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).