Using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program to Promote Smoke-free Housing Policies (2015)

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Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program is a federal program, available in every state, to promote the development of affordable housing.  States and some local communities can customize the requirements of the program to encourage the development of housing that aligns with community housing goals.  LIHTC has been used by some states to encourage the adoption of smoke-free policies for new housing developments or for properties going through major renovation.  This webinar will review LIHTC and provide examples of states using the program to promote smoke-free living.

Presenters:  

  • Warren Ortland; Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
  • Kayla Schuchman; Manager of Multifamily Programs, Minnesota Housing
  • Anna Stein, Legal Specialist, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawaii Public Health Institute

Download Powerpoint slides here.