Kinder wants Housing Commission to discuss low-income tax credits

Jan 10, 2014

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (file photo)
Credit Marshall Griffin / St. Louis Public Radio

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wants a Missouri housing commission to meet next week to consider awarding tax credits to developers.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission postponed the approval of millions of dollars of tax credits for low-income housing at its December meeting.

The delay came at the request of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration, which struck a deal with several senators to slow down the tax credits in exchange for their support of economic incentives for Boeing. Kinder, who is a member of the housing commission, opposed delaying the tax credits.

The commission is not scheduled to meet again until March. Commission spokesperson Brian Vollenweider  declined to comment on Kinder's meeting request and wouldn’t say who is responsible for scheduling commission meetings.