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Compliance Department

DCA is required to monitor projects for compliance with the requirements of IRC Section 42, the HOME regulations at 24 CFR Part 92, the representations set forth in the Final Allocation Application, the requirements stated in the applicable Qualified Allocation Plan, the requirements set forth in the respective program manuals, and as represented in all restrictive documents.  DCA also monitors a limited number of properties encumbered by FDIC (formerly Resolution Trust Corp.) restrictions.  Although DCA is responsible for monitoring the Owners’ compliance with these rules, regulations, and restrictions, this responsibility does not make DCA liable for an Owners’ noncompliance.

This site will provide information regarding compliance policies and processes, compliance audit forms and manuals, how to request changes such as ownership, ownership interests, amenities and Qualified Contracts. If you'd like to learn more about our team structure, please review our organizational chart here


DCA LIHTC & HOME Compliance Manual

DCA has published the new LIHTC & HOME Compliance Manual. The manual is effective January 24, 2023, and DCA will accept public comments year-round. You may submit comments via the online form here. Virtual and in-person training opportunities have been offered to learn about the new manual. The first opportunity was at the Georgia SAHMA (Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association) conference on February 15, 2023. Additional training opportunities were offered via webinar. You can find a recording here.  

Compliance Manual Q&A

DCA will post Q&A on an ongoing basis. If you have already submitted a question and do not see it reflected in the document, it will be included in a subsequent posting. Due to the volume of questions submitted, answers will be posted in rounds. There is no need to re-submit a question that you have already sent to DCA.

  • March 13, 2023 - Please find the first grouping of questions and answers regarding the new compliance manual here.  
  • April 3, 2023 - Please find the second grouping of questions and answers regarding the new compliance manual here.
  • May 1, 2023 - Please find the third grouping of questions and answers regarding the new compliance manual here.


Are you looking for information about DCA's Georgia Rental Assistance program?

As of October 28, 2022, DCA is no longer accepting new applications for Georgia Rental Assistance. 
Visit the informational website here and access the blog here to get answers to frequently asked questions and learn about eligibility.


2022 AOC Past Due: March 1, 2023

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Monitoring Regulations require all owners of low-income housing tax credit projects in Georgia to annually submit an owner certification to DCA. While some project owners have finished claiming their credit, all owners must continue to complete the AOC. 

Pursuant to the HOME Investment Partnerships Act at title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act as amended, 42, U.S.C. 12701 et seq. and as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the AOC must be completed for each calendar year during the period of affordability.

The 2022 AOC was due March 1, 2023. 

Login to the Emphasys Certification Portal to complete the AOC and see additional instructions here.




Last updated November 14, 2022