EXCERPT: “In passing a $1.3-trillion spending package, Congress didn’t just avert a government shutdown. It also provided a boost to affordable housing developers who say their projects have been delayed — even killed — by recent tax law changes. The reduction in corporate rates this year indirectly lowered the value of the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, creating havoc on an industry that relies on the program to build homes that low-income Americans can afford.” FULLSTORY: