S.1956: Save Affordable Housing Act of 2019


Save Affordable Housing Act of 2019 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing tax credit, to repeal the qualified contract option for a building that received its allocation of housing credit dollar amount before January 1, 2019, or received before that date, a determination from the bond issuer or housing credit agency of its eligibility to receive an allocation of a housing credit dollar amount. Under current law, properties subject to the low-income housing tax credit are subject to a 30-year affordability period, during which the value of properties is set at a below market rate. The qualified contract option allows property owners, in some cases, to convert to market rate after 15 years.

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Bill Number


Date Introduced

June 25, 2019


Senate Finance Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled


Sen. Ron Wyden