Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Cost and Abuse Problems in Low-Income Housing

A new Government Accountability Office report on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit echoes some of the concerns about the programs vulnerability to abuse that Vanessa Brown Calder and I suggested in a 2017 Cato report.

Affordable Housing: Hard Way and Easy Way

A new GAO study examines the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which is a complex government program aimed at increasing the supply of affordable housing.

Heritage Foundation Calls for LIHTC Repeal

A recent Heritage Foundation analysis found that the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is complex and inefficient.

Corrupting Federalism

Federal funding of state activities induces state and local governments to spend wastefully because the money comes “free” from Washington.

High Cost of Government Housing

In our recent study on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Vanessa Brown Calder and I discussed how subsidized housing projects usually cost more than market-based ones.

This Is What “Effective” Looks Like at HUD?

Yesterday HUD Secretary Ben Carson tweeted that “The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit [LIHTC] is one of the most effective tools we have to create affordable housing.”

New Study on Tax Reform and Low-Income Housing

As Republicans assemble their tax reform legislation, Cato has released a study on one corporate tax break that is ripe for repeal.

Tax Reform and Affordable Housing Subsidies

A main goal of the House Republican tax plan is to reduce marginal tax rates, which are the rates that affect economic decisionmaking.

Housing Credit Is Corporate Welfare

Republicans have promised major tax reform, and Cato has suggestions for policymakers.
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