About Us

About the Housing Advisory Group

For over 27 years, the Housing Advisory Group (HAG) has been dedicated to protecting and improving affordable housing programs. Our founding members were key architects of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and along with their industry colleagues, worked with President Reagan, Senate Finance Chairman Bob Packwood and a number of congressional supporters of affordable housing to create the LIHTC program within the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

The significance of the HAG can be viewed through the success and expansion of the LIHTC over the last 31 years as we have played a pivotal role in advocating for the program and affordable housing. Beginning with the 1995-96 budget negotiations, which threatened the survival of the LIHTC, we worked with our allies and created a strong foundation of support within Congress, defeating attempts to sunset the program. These efforts led to the first expansion of the program with an eventual increase in the credit cap from $1.25 to $1.75 and subsequent indexing of the LIHTC for inflation. For the past 27 years, the HAG has worked in a non-partisan fashion to educate Administrations and Members of Congress on the benefits of the LIHTC.

Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) with Jim Silverwood, Affirmed Housing

After years of working to fix the minimum 4% LIHTC rate, we were thrilled that Congress’ 2020 year-end COVID-19 relief and omnibus package included this landmark provision as well as much needed rental assistance. We are now focusing our efforts on passing The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, recently  reintroduced by Senators Cantwell and Young and Representatives DelBene and Walorski, which will include a significant boost in the 9% credit, reduce the 50% test and include provisions geared toward increasing production and efficiency. We are also working with the Biden Administration on synergies between their Build Back Better proposal and our efforts with the AHCIA.

Widely viewed and accepted by policy makers as the most successful affordable housing production program created in partnership with the private sector, the LIHTC enjoys broad bi-partisan support. The HAG and our colleagues are working with these policy makers as we confront our next great challenge, tax reform. We are confident based on the track record of the LIHTC that we will come out on the other side of tax reform with a stronger, more efficient and more robust program. We are working with the tax writers on Capitol Hill and with the Administration toward this end.

HAG Leadership

Robert C. Moss
Robert C. Moss
Chairman
David Gasson
David Gasson
Executive Director
Laura Burns
Laura Burns
Executive Commitee
Diana McIver
Diana McIver
Executive Commitee
Beth Mullen
Beth Mullen
Executive Committee
Michael J.  Novogradac
Michael J. Novogradac
Executive Committee
Ray Pearl
Ray Pearl
Executive Commitee
Caleb Roope
Caleb Roope
Executive Commitee
Deborah VanAmerongen
Deborah VanAmerongen
Executive Commitee
Herbert F. Collins
Herbert F. Collins
Founding Chairman (deceased)
Tad Davis
Tad Davis
Counsel
Barbara Pate
Barbara Pate
Counsel
Allison E. Marino
Allison E. Marino
Director, Communications & Membership

CISHA

The Council of Independent State Housing Associations (CISHA) is an independent affiliated counsel within the Housing Advisory Group.  CISHA brings together state housing associations from across the country.

Members

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A

  • Ability Housing
  • Affirmed Housing
  • Affordable Equity Partners, Inc.
  • Affordable Housing Advisors – Marcus & Millichap
  • Alliant Capital, LTD
  • Ambling LLC
  • Ameren Illinois/CMC Energy Services, Inc. Contractor
  • Avesta Housing

B

  • Baker Tilly
  • Beacon Communities LLC
  • Beacon Development Group
  • Boston Capital
  • Boston Financial Investment Management

C

  • California Housing Consortium
  • Century Housing Corporation
  • CHAPA
  • Churchill Stateside Group, LLC
  • Cinnaire
  • Citi Community Capital
  • CMBG3 Law, LLC
  • Cohen-Esrey
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Community Investment Strategies
  • Conifer Realty, LLC
  • CREA, LLC

D

  • Delphi Affordable Housing Group
  • DMA Development Company
  • Dominion Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Dominium

E

  • Eagle Point Companies
  • Envolve Communities LLC

F

  • Fairstead
  • First Atlantic Capital, LLC
  • Foundation Housing
  • Frontier Development Group LLC

G

  • Gatesburg Road Development
  • Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Gorman & Company
  • Great Lakes Capital Fund

H

  • Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
  • Hettig/Kahn Companies
  • Highridge Costa Companies
  • Hitzke Development Corp.
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Housing Colorado
  • Housing Trust Group
  • Housing Trust of America

I

  • Illinois Housing Council
  • Inland Group

J

  • Jeffrey E. Smith Companies

L

  • La Frontera Partners, Inc.
  • LifeSTEPS
  • Lument

M

  • MacDonald Companies, Inc.
  • McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
  • Millenia Housing Management, LTD

N

  • Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Novogradac & Company
  • NYSAFAH

O

  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

P

  • Pacific West Communities Inc.
  • Palm Communities
  • Pathway Senior Living
  • PDC Companies
  • Pennrose Properties, LLC
  • PGIM Real Estate
  • PIRHL
  • POAH
  • Portfolio Resident Services

R

  • Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation
  • RBC Capital Markets,Tax Credit Equity Group
  • Red Stone Equity Partners
  • Related Affordable
  • Resolution Real Estate, LLC
  • Rook Capital, Inc.

S

  • S3-Solis Strategic Solutions
  • Senior Suites Chicago Corp.
  • Standard Companies
  • SunTrust Community Capital

T

  • T.M. Associates
  • The Gateway Companies
  • The Michaels Organization
  • The NRP Group
  • The Pacific Companies
  • The Richman Group
  • Tidwell Group

U

  • USA Properties Fund

V

  • Vantage Development, LLC
  • Vitus Group
  • Volunteers of America

W

  • Wabuck Development Co. Inc.
  • Wallick Communities
  • Wasatch Advantage Group, LLC
  • Wendover Housing Partners
  • Winterwood, Inc.
  • Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp.
  • Wynnefield Properties