EXCERPT: “The tax reform bill that passed the US House this week would eliminate tax credits that have been essential in building affordable housing projects in Minnesota and elsewhere. Housing advocates sounded the warning call Tuesday at an event at the Upper Post Veterans Community, which is an excellent example of the type of development that would be threatened by the loss of the tax incentives. ‘Tax policy is housing policy,’ Deidre Smith, the CEO of CommonBond Communities, told reporters. ‘Tax policy is housing policy because in the United States we don’t really fund the construction or preservation of affordable housing through the federal budget.'” FULLSTORY: http://kare11.tv/2BdAuzl