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Report: No Evidence that LIHTC Properties Cause Drop in Property Value

Wednesday, September 4, 2002 - 7:00AM

No evidence has been found that low-income housing tax credit properties cause property values to deteriorate, according to researchers at The University of Wisconsin Center for Urban Land Economics Research. “Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Housing Developments and Property Values,” a study released earlier this summer, reports that contrary to conventional wisdom, LIHTC developments often cause surrounding property values to increase. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) provided the data on the sizes and locations of low-income housing tax credit properties throughout the state. To access the study, click here.

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