H.R. 2683 (109th): Community Economic Development Expertise Enhancement Act of 2005

May 26, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Stephanie Jones
Representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district
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May 26, 2005
28 pages
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H.R. 4328 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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This bill was introduced on May 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 26, 2005
Referred to Committee May 26, 2005
Full Title

To increase the expertise and capacity of community-based organizations involved in economic development activities and key community development programs.


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33 cosponsors (32D, 1R) (show)

House Financial Services

Housing and Insurance

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Community Economic Development Expertise Enhancement Act of 2005 - Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to increase the capacity and expertise of qualifying community-based economic development organizations.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) conduct an assessment of such organizations' capability needs; and
(2) establish the Advisory Council on Community Economic Development. Directs the President to include with each annual budget request a report regarding Federal financial support for community economic development.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide a limited housing infrastructure business credit for qualified housing infrastructure property placed in service.
Defines such property as property located in an empowerment zone, enterprise community, or renewal community, when substantially all of the use of which is to provide water, sewer, electricity, or natural gas service to residents.
Doubles, and extends through 2009 (currently 2005), for employment beginning after the enactment of this Act, the:
(1) work opportunity credit;
(2) welfare-to-work credit;
(3) empowerment zone employment credit; and
(4) renewal community employment.
Increases, through 2009, the Indian employment credit.
Increases and extends, through 2009, deductions for expensing the cost of certain depreciable business assets, commercial revitalization, and environmental remediation.
Extends, through 2009, the special deduction for property used on Indian reservations.

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