Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC)

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The Housing Tax Credit Program allocates federal and state tax credits to owners of qualified rental properties who reserve all or a portion of their units for occupancy for low income tenants. 

DCA offers a streamlined, single application to access funds available through the HOME Rental Housing Loan and Housing Tax Credit programs. Applicants can apply for 9% Tax Credits through the yearly Competitive Scoring Round and/or 4% Tax Credits (Bond Financed Developments) anytime during the year. There are no 4% specific Pre-Applications and Core Applications. Applicants wishing to apply for 4% tax credits should use the corresponding 9% Pre-Application, Core Application, and forms for the year in which they are applying.  The Core Application may be corrected during the year, so Applicants (especially 4%) should always check for the most current version before submitting their application.

DCA's process for allocating funds through the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority is outlined in Georgia's Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). This document describes (1) the federal and state resources available for financing rental housing through the plan, (2) the legislative requirements for distributing these resources, (3) the State's preference for the location and type of such housing, (4) the process used for evaluating applications and awarding these resources, and (5) program compliance requirements and procedures. 

Schedule of Upcoming 2020 QAP Public Hearings    

  • Oct. 22: Webinar            1:30pm - 3:30pm

                    See webinar access information below.  

  • Oct. 23: Atlanta              10:00 a.m. - Noon

                    Cobb Galleria, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339 (Room 105)

Please direct any questions to Grace Graszer at gm.graszer@dca.ga.gov.  

     Webinar Access Information

     Please register for 2020 QAP Webinar Public Hearing on Oct 22, 2019 1:30 PM EDT at:

     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6877264214556361229

     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

DCA seeks input for 2020 QAP development. Please see proposed Substantive Changes for the 2020 QAP draft below, and please use the survey at the link below to submit written input.

Click here for 2020 QAP draft

   Click here to provide written input for the 2020 QAP.

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