Who Can Live in an LIHTC Unit?
A Tax Credit Unit can be occupied by any household whose income does not exceed the
maximum allowable income for their household size. (See How are
LIHTC Rents determined?)
In addition, LIHTC units can also be occupied by households
using HUD Section 8 Vouchers, provided that the LIHTC rent being charged is equal to
or lower than the area's Fair Market Rent (FMR). LIHTC management may not
turn down an applicant based solely on Section 8 status. HUD Section 8 Voucher holders may
live in an LIHTC unit with rent exceeding Fair Market Rent; however, the tenant
responsible for paying the difference between FMR and the LIHTC rent, and will probably
need a waiver or permission from the housing authority issuing the voucher to do so.
Management is responsible for determining whether its tenant households are in compliance
with these income requirements.
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