Georgia Recruiting Qualified Market Study Firms; Preference for NCAHMA Members

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for market study report services. Selected market study providers will be placed on a list of qualified firms authorized to provide market study services to applicants for DCA’s affordable housing programs.


Georgia to Host QAP Application Workshop

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced the 2012 Qualified Allocation Plan Application Workshop will take place Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.


IRS Releases Unallocated Credit Carryovers for Certain States

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Revenue Service 2011-57 which dictates the amounts of unused housing credit carryover allowances allocated to qualified states. Nearly $3.66 million of unused credits were divided among the states in the National Pool.


Georgia Releases Draft 2012 QAP

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Office of Affordable Housing (OAH) has released the proposed 2012 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).


Georgia DCA to host 2012 QAP Listening Session

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced Thursday they will host a 2012 QAP Listening Session for the development of the 2012 Qualified Allocation Plan.


Senators Introduce LIHTC Legislation for Disaster Areas

On June 15 Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has introduced legislation to provide relief to states that suffered damage by the series of tornadoes and flooding that have struck the south east.


States Release QAPs, Materials Governing 2011 LIHTC Program

Several state housing finance agencies have released varying drafts of their 2011 QAPs over the past few weeks, as well as LIHTC program materials, proposed changes and other information.


Georgia Issues Reminder for LIHTC, Exchange Awardees

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has issued a reminder to awardees of low-income housing tax credits and 1602 Exchange funds about expenditure deadlines for the program.


Georgia Publishes 2010 Economic Development Financing Packet

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has released the updated Economic Development Financing Packet. The resource contains information about various federal, state, and local financing programs, governed by various state departments and other public entities, that directly or indirectly benefit Georgia businesses.


Federal Agencies Announce Hearings on CRA

The federal bank and thrift regulatory agencies ““ including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision ““ recently announced a series of upcoming public hearings on modernizing the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).


DCA Releases Forms for LIHTC 10% Test

for the certification of the 10% test for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) allocatees.


Connecticut, Georgia Top State List in Green Building

According to a new green housing report, Connecticut and Georgia top the rankings among states when it comes to energy efficient affordable housing development. Global Green USA recently released its fifth annual green building rating summary of state qualified allocation plans (QAP).

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