AAHA Newsletter

We are happy to announce the new AAHA newsletter. Check it out.

Board of Directors
meet alcarh directors
Meet our board members who are working hard for you.
Annual Meeting
alcarh conference san destin
May 24-27, 2016
See you at Sandestin next year.
alcarh scholarship winners
To see the 2015 list of scholarship recipients, click on our scholarship page.

Build Alabama: The Partnership That Works – For contractors, subcontractors, vendors, supplies, etc.

In response to both requests and suggestions to create a new membership level within AAHA, we enthusiastically added a Build Alabama Partner member category. It is all about contractors, builders, concrete companies, plumbers, painters, landscape companies, etc. and all those who make affordable housing possible for thousands of Alabama families. This membership category is open to all those companies and individuals that work on Section 42 Apartments from site purchase and preparation to the Grand Opening.
Without the skilled professionals performing every detail required to construct and equip Section 42 apartments, Alabama would be lagging behind in providing affordable housing. Alabama is one of the leading states in the success story of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) apartments since 1987 thanks to everyone involved. We can acknowledge and thank them through the Build Alabama AAHA Membership.
For only $200 annual dues, Build Alabama Partners receive the list with contact information, for all project awards in Alabama for both new construction and all properties where purchases are scheduled. Members will also get a free advertisement and Special Guest Invitations to each of these events.

Alabama Legislative Update

Regular Session Ends With No General Fund Budget

On Thursday afternoon, the 29th day of the Legislative Regular Session, the Alabama Senate passed a severely-cut General Fund Budget by a vote of 20-13. The version passed by the Senate was as austere as the previously-passed House version, and neither version included new revenue.

Senators then adjourned sine die at 5:19 p.m., which effectively ended their 2015 session one day short of the permitted 30 days. After the Senate adjourned, the budget went to the House of Representatives, a body that could not change the Senate version because the Senate had adjourned. While debating the Senate’s proposed budget, the House received notice from the Governor’s office that Governor Bentley was vetoing the budget as proposed by the Senate. The House therefore was forced to concur with the Senate’s version of the budget, which had already been vetoed, and then voted to override the Governor’s veto. However, the House override was largely symbolic, as the Senate would also have had to override the veto to have any force. Therefore, the vetoed budget stands and a special session to deal with the General Fund will be called this summer, likely sometime in August, as the 2016 fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

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