New or updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.
Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, December 2, 2013
Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies, December 2, 2013
Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions, December 2, 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections, December 3, 2013
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).