Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; landlords participating in housing choice voucher programs. (HB2106)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; landlords participating in housing choice voucher programs. Allocates $4.5 million in Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits to landlords participating in housing choice voucher programs for low-income tenants. The bill also increases the annual amount of Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits from $12 million to $12.5 million, with the $500,000 increase coming from a transfer of tax credits that are currently reserved for the low-income housing credit under 58.1-435.

A landlord who participates in a housing choice voucher program would receive a tax credit equal to 40 percent of the fair market value of the rent for each qualified housing unit. Qualified housing units would be (i) dwelling units located in census tracts in the Commonwealth in which less than 10 percent of the residents live below the poverty level, (ii) dwelling units included in a housing choice voucher program, (iii) required to be in substantial compliance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code, and (iv) part of a parcel of real property that contains at least four dwelling units with no more than 25 percent of the total dwelling units on the parcel included in a housing choice voucher program.

The Department of Housing and Community Development would administer the tax credits for landlords participating in housing choice voucher programs. Tax credits would be allowed only for that portion of the taxable year in which a dwelling unit was included in a housing choice voucher program. The bill provides a five-year carryforward period for unused tax credits.

The bill extends the sunset date of the Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program from July 1, 2009, to July 1, 2011. Amends § 36-55.63, § 58.1-435, § 58.1-439.18, § 58.1-439.19, § 58.1-439.20, § 63.2-2002, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Committee
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091922624
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2009Assigned Finance sub: 3
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2106)
02/10/2009Left in Finance

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1019.

Comments

Nonprofit NoVA, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Support all efforts to incentivize/fund affordable and accessible housing.

Paul writes:

A well-intentioned bill, but it will have a negative impact on non-profits who serve low-income Virginians, because these organizations are able to use NAP credits to raise critical operating funds, sometimes allowing them to raise double the amount of the credits.