A Senator and former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner have twice requested guidance from the Treasury Department to increase the availability of financing for rehabilitating affordable housing units damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Jan. 3 after there was no response to the Dec. 7 letter sent to Treasury Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel Jessica Hauser by Fred Goldberg, a former IRS Commissioner and current partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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