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Friday, November 19, 2021

The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) today released a memorandum with an application deadline for properties in difficult development areas (DDAs) and qualified census tracts (QCTs) that expire in 2021. New DDAs and QCTs will be effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Friday, November 19, 2021

The U.S.  House of Representatives today passed the Build Back Better Act, a $1.7 trillion bill that includes an expansion of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), the introduction of the neighborhood homes tax credit (NHTC), an additional tribal allocation of the new markets tax credit (NMTC) and $325 billion in renewable energy tax incentives. H.R. 5376 passed 220-213 and now goes to the Senate. The legislation includes an extension of the 12.5% increase in 9% LIHTC allocations that began in 2018 through 2024, adding a 10% increase, plus an annual inflation adjustment, to that amount. The bill also would reduce the 50% test for affordable rental housing financed with private activity bonds (PABs) to 25% for calendar years 2022-26, establish a 50% basis boost for extremely low-income housing and provides a 30% basis boost for LIHTC properties in tribal areas.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The multiplier for the state per-capita allocation of 9% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) in 2022 will be $2.60 and the private activity bond (PAB) multiplier will remain at $110, based on Revenue Procedure 2021-45, released today by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The small-state minimum for LIHTCs will be $2,975,000 and the small-state minimum for PABs will be $335,115,000. The 9% LIHTC figure is a decrease from 2021, the final year of a four-year 12.5% boost in allocation amount (although a provision to extend that boost is included in reconciliation legislation being considered by Congress). 

Friday, November 5, 2021

Private activity bond (PAB) issuance for multifamily housing increased to a new record in 2020, according to a report released today by the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). Issuance of multifamily PABs–which can be combined with 4% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) in multifamily housing–reached $17.2 billion in 2020, up from the previous record of $16.4 billion in 2019. The jump in multifamily PAB issuance comes despite a decrease in overall PAB issuance.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Democrats in the House of Representatives today released revised text for the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes an expansion of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), the neighborhood homes tax credit (NHTC) and a $175 million tribal allocation for the new markets tax credit (NMTC) for 2022. The revised legislation retains $555 billion in tax and spending proposals for clean energy with minor changes. The LIHTC provisions include the extension of the 12.5% increase in 9% allocations that began in 2018 as part of the baseline during 2022-2024, adding annual 10% plus inflation increases for 2022-24 to those amounts, but reverting to the 2017 baseline as adjusted for inflation in 2025. It also would reduce the 50% test for affordable rental housing financed with private activity bonds (PABs) to 25% for five years (2022-26) and establish the 50% basis boost for extremely low-income housing, with the set-aside reduced from 10% to 8%, and a 30% basis boost for LIHTC properties in tribal areas.

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