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Initiate FHLBank of Pittsburgh AHP Application by July 9

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh is encouraging applicants of its Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to initiate their application by July 9. Applicants will receive a link to the bank’s recorded AHP Tips Webinar. Applications are due by 5 p.m. ET on August 10. For more info, please see the Technical Guide for Sponsors or Technical Guide for Members. If you have questions about the AHP application process, please contact

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Pennsylvania Extends Closing Deadline to Sept. 30

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is extending the closing deadline for Program Year 2020 developments due to the COVID-related construction pricing increases and delays from July 31 until September 30, 2021. This extension is available for all Program Year 2020 developments that applied in the 2020 application round and continue to hold a valid allocation of 2020 credits or conditional forward commitment of 2021 credits subject to 2020 Program Year deadlines.

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Pennsylvania Fills Construction Increase Gaps with NHTF

Beginning immediately, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) will accept a Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) to support developments, which received an award of tax credits from the 2019 or 2020 funding round, and which have realized a financing gap due to an increase in construction costs. Applicants must demonstrate a need for NHTF funding. Priority will be given to applicants that obtain other additional funding to supplement the request for NHTF.

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Pennsylvania Approves 2021 QAP

On November 12, the Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) approved the 2021 LIHTC QAP. Applications for multifamily housing resources will be accepted following a two-step process. Developments seeking Agency funding must submit an Intent to Submit by December 4, 2020 with a full application due on or before February 5, 2021.

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill that Creates State LIHTC

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) signed legislation that establishes a state LIHTC. S.B. 30 creates a state credit that, once funded, will mirror the Federal LIHTC. Pennsylvania’s LIHTC features a requirement that at least ten percent of the credits for each award round be allocated for households with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income. No more than 50 percent of a taxpayer’s state tax liability can be offset by the credits in any year.