All posts by Darryl Hicks

Oregon Multifamily Technical Advisory – Energy funding reminders

Interested in incentives for energy efficiency measures on your new and existing affordable multifamily projects? Sign up for OHCS’s Multifamily Energy Program email list (previously Low Income Weatherization Program). Members of this list will be the first to hear about:

  • Funding availability
  • Program updates and training opportunities

Click here to sign up to receive OHCS
Multifamily Energy Program notifications

Applying for a NOFA opportunity? Including energy efficiency measures?

If you are seeking funding for energy efficiency measures contact the Multifamily Energy Program Staff at, or 503.505.6787.

To include your energy funding reservation with your NOFA application check the Multifamily Energy Program website for upcoming program deadlines.

CT Housing Posts HTCC Application Reminder and 2019 HTCC Questions and Answers

Reminder:  The 2019 Housing Tax Credit Contribution (HTCC) applications for funding must be submitted electronically through the SharePoint website using the Consolidated Application Version 2018.3, no later than 4:00 p.m., February 15, 2019.

SharePoint sites must be requested by February 8, 2019 in order to be considered for an application.

The 2019 HTCC Overview session presentation and 2019 HTCC Questions and Answers can be found by clicking the above links.

Please contact Seth St. Jean with any questions at

FL Housing Announces Supportive Housing Workshop on Jan. 8

Florida Housing Finance Corporation will hold a SAIL Financing for Smaller Permanent Supportive Housing Developments for Persons with Special Needs Request for Applications (RFA) Workshop on January 8, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time.

The workshop will be available by telephone or interested parties may attend in person at Florida Housing’s offices located at 227 N. Bronough Street, Seltzer Room, Suite 6000, Tallahassee, Florida.

The workshop will be held to solicit comments and suggestions from interested persons relative to Florida Housing’s proposed RFA 2019-104 SAIL Financing for Smaller Permanent Supportive Housing Developments for Persons with Special Needs.

The agenda and call-in information for the workshop will be posted to the website prior to the workshop. A Listserv notice will be issued when this information is available.

Alabama Housing Hosting HOME/Housing Credit/Housing Trust Fund Application Workshop on Jan. 11

Plan now to attend the 2019 AHFA Application Workshop
Please join us for our 2019 HOME/Housing Credit/Housing Trust Fund Application Workshop. We will discuss changes in the 2019 Plans to include application, underwriting, environmental and compliance procedures and new DMS online application elements. The Application Workshop is not a point scoring item.
Register Now!
Friday, January 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference
2500 Legends Circle
Prattville, AL 36066
Attending this seminar is not mandatory. No points will be awarded for attending the workshop.

If you have questions regarding the workshop or registration, please contact Dondra Houlditch via email or at 334-244-9200.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on January 11th!

Texas Issues Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing For Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report

At this time, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is inviting the public to provide comments related to the Draft 2019 State of Texas Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report (SLIHP). The public comment period is scheduled from Monday, December 10, 2018, through 5:00 p.m., Austin local time, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

The SLIHP offers a comprehensive reference on statewide housing needs, housing resources, and strategies for funding allocations. It reviews TDHCA’s housing programs, current and possible future policies, resource allocation plans to meet state housing needs, and reports on performance during the preceding state fiscal year (September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018).

During the public comment period, a public hearing will take place as follows:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
2:00 p.m. Austin local time
Stephen F. Austin State Office Building, Room 172
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Anyone may submit comments on the SLIHP in written form or oral testimony at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Elizabeth Yevich, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941, by email to the following address:, or by fax to (512) 475-0070.

The full text of the Draft 2019 SLIHP may be viewed at the Department’s website: The public may also receive a copy of the Draft 2019 SLIHP by contacting TDHCA’s Housing Resource Center at (512) 475-3976.

Individuals   who  require  auxiliary  aids,  services  or  sign  language  interpreters  for  this  public hearing should  contact Elizabeth Yevich, ADA Responsible Employee, at (512) 463-7961 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989, at least three (3) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for the public hearings should contact Elena Peinado by phone at (512) 475-3814 or by email at at least three (3) days before the hearings so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Texas Housing Posts Approved 2019 QAP

The 2019 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) was modified and approved by Texas Governor Abbott on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Modifications and subsequent technical corrections by the Governor can be found in 10 TAC Sections 11.9(c)(8), 11.101(b)(5)(C)(i), and 11.101(b)(7)(B).

As of this notice on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, the 2019 QAP has been sent to the Texas Register, and this version is up on the TDHCA website. The QAP will therefore become effective Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

The rules may be accessed on the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ (TDHCA) website at:

If you have questions about this email, please contact TDHCA Competitive Housing Tax Credit Program Administrator Sharon Gamble at

NH Housing Issues Income Averaging Policy – Minimum Set-Aside

As most of you know, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018, signed into law in March 2018, permanently established a third minimum occupancy set-aside for LIHTC projects, commonly referred to as “Income Averaging” (IA).

The Authority has published an Income Averaging Policy that describes IA for owners developing LIHTC properties and provides guidance and requirements for implementation. Developers interested in selecting IA should review this policy fully and are encouraged to reach out to Authority staff to discuss IA.

Please note that the IRS has not yet issued guidance regarding implementation of and compliance with Income Averaging. It is anticipated that the IRS will issue guidance within the next six months, which may result in changes to this policy.

You can find the IA policy on the Authority’s website at

If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Dube, Program Manager-LIHTC at 603-310-9281 or for compliance questions, contact Melanie Toscano, Portfolio Manager at 603-310-9265.


Natasha Dube & Melanie Toscano

Oregon Housing Director — Highlights $406.1 million in Affordable Housing Budget Request

Dear Partners,

The leaves have fallen, the days are getting shorter, and winter is just around the corner. As the cold weather settles in, I am reminded of how crucial our work is. Winter shelters across the state have opened their doors and each week more affordable homes are brought into the pipeline, but more must be done to ensure Oregonians have a safe and stable home. Fortunately, there is good news around the corner.

Governor Kate Brown’s 2019-2021 budget includes historic investments in affordable housing development, homelessness and housing stabilization services. A total of $406.1 million in investments is recommended to support a portfolio of programs and services addressing housing instability in our state. Including a mix of short-term solutions and long-term strategies, the budget aligns with the Statewide Housing Plan and reflects conversations we have had with partners, their clients, and the community at large. There are significant investments in evidence-based programs to create housing stability and funds to support the development of housing. I urge you to read more. While the ultimate budget will be decided by the Legislature in the upcoming session, we are grateful to Governor Brown for her leadership and I am optimistic about the additional support we will receive in the next biennium.

Texas Housing Posts 2019 Housing Tax Credit Application Cycle

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Multifamily Finance Division has posted the recorded Application Webinar for the 2019 HTC Competitive Cycle at  Posted are the recorded webinar and a questions and answers document.  Staff will soon post a PDF copy of the webinar slides with staff notes, including any updates based on any changes made by the Governor to the Qualified Allocation Plan.

Questions about any of the postings should be sent to Sharon Gamble, Competitive HTC Administrator, at

TCAC Announces 2018 Application Can No Longer Be Used For 4% Submissions

The 2018 application can no longer be used for 4% submissions.

The 2019 TCAC applications are expected to be available on the TCAC website on December 31.  Applicants must utilize the 2019 TCAC applications and the 2019 CDLAC-TCAC joint application Attachment 40 beginning with the January 18 deadline for the March 20 Committee meeting.  Please contact TCAC staff with questions, thank you.

For more information visit our website: California Tax Credit Allocation Committee