On November 15, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law, the nation’s largest public works investment in a generation. The historic $1.2 trillion package includes $550 billion in new spending on the nation’s transportation systems, energy infrastructure, and broadband. Of particular interest for SAHF and its members is the $65 billion for broadband deployment, affordability, and adoption programs. These provisions would provide SAHF members and the affordable housing industry with significant resources to bridge the digital divide in communities across the country.
This overview highlights the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Broadband Provisions that are most relevant for affordable housing providers.