The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) published An Advocates’ Guide to Tenants’ Rights in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The 13-page guide serves as an overview of tenants’ rights issues in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, including:
- An overview of the program, including its financing structure, the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), and advocacy tips
- Information on evictions
- Rent calculations, maximum rents (and the possibility of states imposing lower maximum rents), rent increases, and the effect of rental assistance
- Tenant eligibility, including eligibility determination by area median income (AMI), citizenship status, student rules, other factors affecting admissions, the effects of other subsidies, and other protections
- Details on what happens when household income grows to exceed the maximum (the “next available unit” rule)
The NHLP website has additional information about the LIHTC program: https://bit.ly/3z0AKz2
More information about the LIHTC program is on page 5-17 of NLIHC’s 2021 Advocates’ Guide.