HOW BUILD BACK BETTER HELPS NY-04

Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04)

Child Care

Child Tax Credit 

  • In NY-04, approximately 5% of young children live in poverty.
  • About 115,000 children in NY-04 qualify for the enhanced Child Tax Credit payments, and a total of 73,000 payments were made to NY-04 families in October.
  • The average payment per household across the state of New York was $417.
  • The Build Back Better Act will extend the fully refundable enhanced Child Tax Credit to provide up to $3,600 per qualified child until 2023.

Health Care

Prescription Drugs

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • The Build Back Better Act will extend the current expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for childless workers of up to $1,502 for one year.
  • An estimated 46,000 working families in NY-04 will benefit from the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit.

Clean Energy

Housing

  • NY-04 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 13,766 homes, meanwhile, 30% of all renter households in the district are severely cost-burdened.
  • The Build Back Better Act will make the largest investment in history for the construction, rehabilitation, and improvement of affordable housing.
  • The Act will also make historic investments in rental and down payment assistance programs.