TAAHP Op-ed, Coalition Letter on PABs Published
TAAHP comments on the elimination of PABs in the House tax reform plan picked up by national news outlets
On Thursday, the House passed their version of tax reform, which eliminates PABs. In an effort to bring more attention to this critical issue, TAAHP worked with housing groups in Florida and New York to jointly author a statement outlining the challenges that eliminating PABs pose to states impacted by this year’s destructive hurricanes. This statement was sent to multiple media outlets as well as Speaker Paul Ryan, and gained traction in national news.
– Housing Groups: GOP Tax Plan Could Hurt Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts
Melanie Zanona, The Hill, November 14, 2017
– Affordable Housing Could Lose Big in Republican Tax Plan
Diana Olick, CNBC, November 14, 2017
– Ben Carson’s Public Housing Plan Would be Crippled if the GOP’s Tax Bill Passes
Danielle Mclean, Think Progress, November 15, 2017
TAAHP’s board president K. Nicole Asarch authored an op-ed delving deeper into the reasons why TAAHP is against the elimination of PABs. Nicole’s op-ed was published in Tuesday’s Houston Chronicle.
– Asarch: Tax Reform Bill Would Stifle Affordable Housing in Texas
K. Nicole Asarch, The Houston Chronicle, November 14, 2017
Additionally, Nicole was quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The article is available to subscribers.
–Affordable-Housing Production Under Threat in Tax Overhaul Proposals
Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2017
TAAHP members Chris Akbari (board member) and Diana McIver (past board president) were interviewed by the Huffington Post about how the elimination of PABs would impact their work in Texas.
– A Provision Buried in the House Tax Bill Could Slow Affordable Housing Construction
Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post, November 17, 2017