New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.
FY2015 Budget Requests to Counter Ebola and the Islamic State (IS), December 4, 2014
Proposed Train and Equip Authorities for Syria: In Brief, December 3, 2014
U.S. Assistance Programs in China, December 2, 2014
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).