Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit 9% (LIHTC 9%)

Program Status
Program Description

The LIHTC program provides incentives for developers to acquire, rehabilitate and/or build new low- or mixed-income housing through the allocation of federal tax credits that may be sold to corporations or investor groups to raise equity for a project. The LIHTCs allow for the acquisition, new construction and rehabilitation activities. The 9% LIHTCs are subject to the state’s tax credit ceiling allotment and, as such, are allocated by CHFA through highly competitive annual funding rounds. CHFA holds at least one 9% funding round per year.

Program Type
Type of Funding
Source of Funds
Federal Housing Tax Credit Program
Funding Amounts/Limits

Limited by states tax credit ceiling allotment. The QAP limits 9% LIHTC awards to $30,000 per qualified unit and 20% of the population component of the annual Credit Ceiling. (Using the 2023 population number, CHFA estimates 20% of the population component of the annual Credit Ceiling to be $2,103,000 for 2024)

Target Population(s)

Low income renter households

Links to Additional Resources


Eligible Applicants
Eligible Project Size
Other Eligibility Guidelines


Application Timeline

Annual deadlines

Overview of Application Process

Submit a CHFA/DOH Consolidated Application through a SharePoint website. On request a SharePoint website will be set up for applicant

Additional Information

Other Notes
Last Updated
June 6, 2024
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