House Bill Would Make Homeless Students Eligible for LIHTC Housing

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:45am

Reps. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and Danny Davis, D-Ill., introduced the Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2019, which would make homeless and recently homeless youth and veterans eligible to live in properties financed by low-income housing tax credits. The bill is a companion bill to S. 767, which was introduced in March. The LIHTC “student rule” prohibits tenants from being full-time students, with some exceptions. This bill would add to those exceptions full-time students who were documented as a homeless child or youth during the previous seven years or who were defined as a homeless veteran during the previous five years.