New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)


Community Development Advisory Board Open Meeting: September 23

The Community Development Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on September 23, from 9 am  3 pm EST at the Department of the Treasury. The meeting will be open to the public who may either attend the meeting in-person (the venue will accommodate up to 50 members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis) or view it as a live webcast. W

NH&RA News

Over 280 NMTC Projects Amounted to $6.1 Billion Investment in Low-Income Communities

The New Markets Tax Credit Coalition released the 2019 version of its annual New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Progress Report. It shows that in 2018, community development entities used $3.2 billion in NMTC allocation to finance 286 projects in 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. This financing resulted in the creation of 58,360 total jobs, including 32,917 permanent full-time-equivalent jobs and 25,443 construction jobs.


Bills Would Authorize Additional $500 Million in NMTC Allocation for Rural Job Zones

Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Shelley Capito (R-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Rural Jobs Act. The would authorize an additional $500 million in annual new markets tax credit (NMTC) allocation for 2019 and 2020 that would go to rural job zones.


House Introduces Bill to Extend NMTC

On Thursday, June 20 at 9:30 am EDT, the House Ways and Means Committee will markup The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 3301), which would extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) through 2020. The NMTC will expire at the end of 2019 absent congressional action. The bill would also […]

Member News

CDFI Fund Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits

Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) for 73 Community Development Entities (CDEs). Congratulations to the ten NH&RA members that received NMTC awards!


NTCIC Finances Tobacco Warehouse Conversion to Homeless Recovery Center

The National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC) announced the successful financial closing for the rehabilitation of the vacant Philip Morris Blended Leaf Complex in downtown Richmond, VA into a new headquarters for Congregations Around Richmond To Assure Shelter (CARITAS).

General News

Update to NMTC Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation FAQs Available

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) Fund updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program compliance. This document supersedes the May 2017 publication of the FAQ document by adding, revising, or updating select questions from the earlier edition.


CDFI Fund’s FY 2018 Year in Review

The Treasury’s Community Development Financial Insinuations (CDFI) Fund released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Year in Review. CDFI Program award recipients last year reported $11.1 billion of lending and investment activity – an increase of nearly 50 percent over the activity reported in FY 2017.


Sec. Carson: Developers in Opportunity Zones Will Get Preferences on HUD Grants

Secretary Ben Carson said HUD will give preference to developers and investors who build affordable housing in federal Opportunity Zones when it comes to certain grants. In an interview with The Real Deal, Sec. Carson said, “if you are doing a project within an Opportunity Zone and you are applying for one of our grants, you get some preference. So that, along with the tax advantages, will drive people to look at those (areas). We are also offering very specific technical assistance to help them coordinate their efforts.”


Permanent Extension of NMTC Introduced in Senate, House

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Extension Act of 2019 was introduced in both the Senate (S.750) and House (H.R. 1680). The bill would permanently extend the NMTC and provide an annual inflation adjustment.

Member News

Nixon Peabody Blog: Securities Law Considerations for LIHTC Fund Managers Sponsoring Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

While many tax credit fund managers are looking to expand into opportunity zone funds, there may be important differences in how they are treated for regulatory purposes. In this article, Daniel McAvoy, Forrest David Milder, John H. Cornell, III and David F. Schon with Nixon Peabody discuss certain additional considerations that O-zone fund managers may […]

General News

CDFI Fund Announcements

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announced that the allocation awards announcement for the calendar year 2018 round of the new markets tax credit (NMTC) is delayed until spring 2019, due to the recent government shutdown.

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