April 26, 2022: 2022 Income Limits

Published by Michael Novogradac on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 11:30am

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week posted income limits for fiscal year 2022 to determine eligibility for HUD-assisted programs as well as for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and tax-exempt bond financed properties. The national median income was a 12.5% increase over 2021, but HUD set the cap on increases at 11.89%. In this episode of Tax Credit Tuesday, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Thomas Stagg, CPA, discuss the income limits, including the major storylines. They also examine how inflation affects income limits and how it will impact future income limits, then provide insight into implementing new rent and income limits and also discuss how issues with the 2020 American Community Survey will affect income limits. They conclude with some suggestions for how HUD could approach those issues and what LIHTC stakeholders should be considering.