December 1, 2015
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a notice to the Federal Register to announce the Designated Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracks for purposes of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, which become effective July 1st 2016. This is the firs time that the Department has used Small Area Market Rents (SAMRs) as opposed to Metropolitan Area Market Rents for designation of Difficult Development Areas. The use of SMARs will allow a more granular assessment of rent differences within Metropolitan areas.
- Representatives Blum and Aguilar sent a letter, signed by 34 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Congress to act quickly to extend the 2014 Tax Extenders Legislation. Enterprise Community Partners Blog details how this extension would affect the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and the New Market Tax Credit, which have been utilized successfully by developers of affordable housing.