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September 20, 2013 / Rebekah Seder, Editor

The case for preserving the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Opinion: Former Congressman, and current Enterprise Community Partners trustee, Rick Lazio, explains why Congress shouldn’t touch the Low Income Housing Tax Credit when it considers tax reform (Roll Call, 9/9):

Signed into law…in 1986, the housing credit is America’s main tool for building and preserving affordable homes, creating 2.6 million and counting.

It is also a critical catalyst for economic development, making a profound impact on local economies by creating 95,000 jobs — many in small businesses — across the country each year, boosting consumer spending and providing much-needed tax revenue to states and municipalities.

Cooperative housing thrives in DC (GGW, 9/19)

Buying A Home Cheaper Than Renting In D.C. Area, At Least For Now (WAMU, 9/19)

ARTS | Here’s a run down of the “good news and challenging news” from Americans for the Arts’ 2013 National Arts Index report, which was released earlier this week. (AFTA, 9/20)

VIRGINIA | Virginia Officials Keep Up PR Push For Bi-County Parkway (WAMU, 9/19)

FOOD | House approves GOP plan to slash food stamp funding (WaPo, 9/19) Or, as Christian put it yesterday in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, they voted to pillage it.

PHILANTHROPY | How Parents Teach Children About Charitable Giving Matters, New Study Finds (IUP, 9/12)

Today feels like a cute baby animal video kind of day.

– Rebekah

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