LIHTC Income Averaging
Internal Revenue Code Section 42 election allowing LIHTCLIHTCFederal program offering tax credits to owners of eligible properties that contain low-income occupants and rent restrictions. property owners to rent units to households earning up to 80% of AMI, provided
- a minimum of 40% of the residential units are both rent-restricted and occupied by households with a maximum income up to an average of 60% of AMI, and
- the unit's rents are limited to 30% of the qualifying income level.
For example, for a 30% AMI unit, the maximum rent that may be charged to a household is 30% of AMI.