Letters and Correspondence

Support for the Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2015

Education
Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Support for the Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2015According to the Department of Education, there were over 1.2 million homeless children and youth enrolled in public school last year. Currently, homeless youth, or those who have experienced homelessness in the past, who attend a four-year college or university full-time cannot take advantage of housing built with funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) Program due to the “student rule.” The Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2015 (S. 1412) to amend the Internal Revenue Code to qualify homeless or previously homeless youth and veterans for the LIHTC while pursuing their education full-time.

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