With Congress convening after a two-week break, Members of the House of Representatives will be able to sign up as co-sponsors of H.R 1213, the Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2013. H.R. 1213 would make modifications to the mortgage interest deduction and use the revenue raised as dedicated revenue for the National Housing Trust Fund.
The bill’s sponsor, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), has sent a “dear colleague” letter to the Members of the House asking them to co-sponsor his bill.
Advocates are asked to contact their Member of Congress to request that they co-sponsor H.R. 1213.
Representative Ellison’s “dear colleague” letter is attached to this page.
***April 8: This article was updated to correct Mr. Ellison's party affiliation.