Tell the Senate to Support the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

Category: Housing

Laurie McGregor Connor

Gamma deuteron, Ohio Wesleyan

Fraternities and sororities are the nation’s second largest provider of student housing. However, more than 370,000 of the most active college student are currently restricted from receiving full tax dedications towards building and maintaining our houses.

The Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA) would provide our houses with equal access to facility upgrades under the law. By simplifying the tax code, all non-for-profit housing (including fraternities and sororities) will gain incentives to increase funding for life-safety and capacity upgrades like fire sprinklers and alarm systems. If integrated into tax reform, CHIA will also make a difference in long-term student debt crisis, meaning our students and their families will be less burdened when it comes to campus housing.

We’re now taking our efforts from the House to the Senate, and need your help once more. Tell Senate to include CHIA in the upcoming tax reform package. The more our voices are heard, the more likely students across the country will gain the benefits of safe and affordable student housing - and the wonderful college experience that comes with it! Thank you for your support.