When you hear about tax reform, you may not think it affects people with mental health conditions and their families. But the bills in Congress do. Here’s how:
The House bill will end this tax deduction, taking money out of the pockets of people with serious mental illness who can least afford it—and may even lead to people going without treatment.
3. Reduces incentives for affordable housing.Too many people with mental illness lack affordable housing. The House bill will hurt, not help. It will repeal the tax exemption on private activity bonds, which the National Housing Trust projects will result in 950,000 fewer units of affordable rental housing. This will cause even greater challenges for people with serious mental illness who rely on the Section 811 program for housing.
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness
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