Illinois Requires Use of Income-Approach in LIHTC Assessments in Cook County, Extends State LIHTC through 2026

The Illinois state legislate passed the COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant Program Act (HR 27252)which would require that LIHTC properties in Cook County be assessed using the income-approach, as well as a new property tax incentive policy that would provide reduction in assessed value for both subsidized and market-rate owners that provide affordable units. The omnibus legislation also extends the Illinois State LIHTC through 2026. A full summary of the bill’s provisions is available here from the Illinois Housing Council