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Congress Moves to Expand Housing Tax Credit Program

The House Ways and Means Committee has approved a bill (H.R. 5720) introduced by committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to temporarily expand the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and tax exempt housing bond programs, revise some of the program rules and requirements, and create a new tax credit for first-time homebuyers. Read more

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Martinez recognizes nation’s housing needs

After completion of his confirmation hearings, the U.S. Senate as well as various housing advocates seemed happy with President George Bush’s choice for HUD secretary, Melquiades Martinez. Read more

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