All projects seeking IHDA resources must submit a Preliminary Project Assessment (PPA) for review. In order to submit your PPA, you must first request an account for the Multifamily Portal. Once given access to the Multifamily Portal, all documents must be uploaded electronically.
To request an account for the Multifamily Portal, please click here or visit https://ppa.ihda.org to fill out the online form. Please allow three business days to receive your login information to access the Multifamily Portal. If you have not received your account information within three business days, please reach out to email@example.com.
If you have already submitted an account request form and have forgotten your username or password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Resources
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program was created by the United States Congress in 1986 to promote the development of affordable housing for low income individuals and families. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations for the Tax Credit program are found under Section 42 of the Code of 1986, as amended.
As an allocating agency for the Tax Credit program in Illinois, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (Authority) is required to publish a Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) that details how it intends to award the tax credits. Pursuant to Section 42 of the Code, the QAP describes criteria the Authority considers in evaluating Projects and development teams applying for an Allocation of Tax Credits.
Current Qualified Allocation Plan:
2022-2023 IHDA Board and Governor approved QAP. Updated September 2021.
Please see the key event deadlines for the 2022 9% LIHTC round:
|October 29, 2021||PPA Deadline for 2022 LIHTC Applications|
|December 17, 2021||PPA Notification to Sponsors|
|February 11, 2022||2022 LIHTC Applications Due|
|May 20, 2022||2022 LIHTC Recommendations to Board|
IHDA will accept 4% LIHTC applications on a rolling basis through December 31, 2022. IHDA will endeavor to notify Sponsors within 45 days of the Authority’s receipt of the request for 4% PPA approval.
The Preliminary Project Assessment is the first step when applying for the Authority resource requests. All potential LIHTC applicants (for both 4% and 9%) must complete the Preliminary Project Assessment (“PPA”) process prior to the submission of a Project Application.
Please find all of the relevant documents for the Preliminary Project Assessment (PPA) below. All Projects must receive PPA approval prior to making a Project Application.
Required submission for all Tax Credit Projects.
Exclusive to 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications
2020-2021 Soft Funds Limits. Updated October 2020.
Places within the Other Metro Set-Aside for LIHTC applications. Updated November 2017.
Total hard cost limits by bedroom type and geographic set-aside for the 2022-2023 QAP. Updated September 2021.
Total hard cost limits by bedroom type and geographic set-aside for the 2020-2021 QAP. Updated February 2020.
Example calculating eligible tax credit amount based on qualified basis and equity gap methods. Updated November 2015.
The status of all PPAs and applications for IHDA resources, as well as IHDA’s current portfolio, can be found via the IHDA Portfolio and Pending Projects Map.
Information for property owners and managers about the Statewide Referral Network (SRN), other related resources, and their obligations as SRN participants.
The listed agencies added are based on data generated from https://www.ilhousingsearch.org database. Criteria includes registered agencies with agents by city and zip code.
The 2021 Compliance Connection resource portal outlines annual compliance requirements and options for our valued partners – property owners and managers
The Authority has authorization from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to conduct subsidy layering reviews (SLRs) for newly constructed and/or rehabilitated multifamily projects that: 1) have received an allocation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Authority, and 2) will receive project-based voucher (PBV) rental assistance. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Answers to common questions you may have as you fill out your 2021 LIHTC application. Updated January 2021.
Answers to common questions you may have as you fill out your 2020 LIHTC application. Updated March 2020.
Answers to common questions you may have as you fill out your 2019 LIHTC application.
Answers to common questions you may have as you fill out your 2018 LIHTC application.
The Authority will not issue 8609(s) until the final draw request has been submitted and approved by the Authority. The Authority also will not issue 8609(s) unless all fees and payments due to the Authority in connection with any Authority program have been paid. All documentation must be submitted via email to Daisy Marchan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides tips for completing and applying for your 8609 form.
LIHTC and 1602 checklist for issuance of IRS Form 8609. Submit this checklist with your packet of materials.
LIHTC owner certification forms.
Multifamily fee payment form to be submitted with your packet of materials.
Compliance Monitoring Fee Agreement is part of the Determination letter and should be submitted with your packet of materials.
Form to list the final sources and amounts of funds for your Tax Credit project.
Partnership agreement form to be submitted with your packet of materials.
Other IHDA Programs or Funding Sources
Please review the timeframes required to review, underwrite, approve, and close transactions utilizing resources from the Authority. The deadlines are most relevant for 4% bond deals, but all resources will follow the same timeframes. We will move transactions along as quickly as possible based on the applicable resources requested. The timeframes bring clarity to the process so all deal stakeholders have consistent expectations of the timing needed to close transactions.
The updated 2022-2023 Preliminary Project Assessment (PPA) Workbook. This current version of this PPA Workbook should be used when applying for a non-PSH, IHDA-administered program that requires a PPA. Only this current version will be accepted.
The Common Application is to be submitted after PPA approval and required for all IHDA resource requests.
Multifamily Fee Payment Form to be submitted with all PPA and full applications. Updated April 2021.
Construction reference documents for all IHDA applications. *Note – Certificate of Completion and Permission to Occupy require submission prior to final project close out.
Standards for architectural planning and construction are provided as an aid for the design and construction of quality affordable housing. Updated September 2021.
IHDA standards for historic preservation compliance. Updated December 2017.
Environmental requirements for multifamily projects. Updated December 2017.
Construction cost estimating requirements for multifamily projects. Updated December 2017.
Requirements for applicants to secure studies from professional services firms experienced in providing cost estimating services, market studies, Phase I Environmental studies, Rent Comparability Studies, and Property Needs Assessments. Updated December 2017.
Davis-Bacon wage guidelines for all projects funded in part by federal funds. Revised December 2019. This version includes examples.
A user’s guide for Section 3 compliance. Updated July 2021.
HUD’s Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) accessibility checklist.
A user’s guide for addressing various lead-based paint related activities.
Change orders are required for any additional costs to the scope of work, any reduction in costs to the scope of work, or any no cost change to the scope of work.
A guide to the criteria that must be met when a project is 95 percent completed.
When the project is 95% complete, prior to final project close out, two copies of the IHDA Certificate of Completion form (Form CD-4) must be submitted to the IHDA Construction Field Representative.
When the project is 95% complete, prior to final project close out, two copies of the IHDA Permission to Occupy form must be submitted to the IHDA Construction Field Representative.
Requests will only be reviewed and considered prior to Initial Closing. The Authority will allow advanced payments for on/off-site stored materials that are custom fabricated solely for installation for the funded project.
Form Legal Certifications
The legal forms and certifications below are intended for Developments that have received IHDA funding, are for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice.
Multifamily Financing Closing Due Diligence
The forms below are for for developments have received IHDA funding. They should be completed by the Development Team actively working on the closing.
This Underwriting Standards Guide presents the Authority’s criteria for evaluating a Project’s financial feasibility and underwriting assumptions.
Final guidance on requests for tax-exempt bonds and 4% low-income housing tax credits. Updated and effective February 7, 2020.
2021 all programs rent and income limits
2020 all programs rent and income limits
2019 all programs rent and income limits
2018 all programs rent and income limits
2017 all programs rent and income limits
List of HUD-designated QCTs.
List of HUD-designated QCTs.
List of HUD-designated DDAs.
List of HUD-designated DDAs.
Site Control Compliance Language.
Annual per-unit operating expenses allowed by project type and geographic set-aside. Updated February 2020
Documentation of standards for appraisals. Updated December 2015.
List of current multifamily developments financed by IHDA. The list contains developments that have closed. Updated October 2021.
List of current multifamily developments financed by IHDA with accessible rental units. The list contains developments that have closed. Updated October 2021.
HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits. Updated December 2020.
Overview of the 2013 HOME Final Rule.