Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & Seniors in Hawaii, 2016-2017

In their 2016-2017 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Authority (HHFDA) provides up to two points for projects that will enhance livability for tenant populations with special housing needs. 

For the purpose of this Qualified Allocation Plan, “special housing needs” mean persons for whom social problems, age or physical or mental disabilities impair their ability to live independently, and for whom such ability can be improved by more suitable housing conditions. Persons with special housing needs may include persons with physical or mental disabilities or persons who are homeless.

Projects may receive up to 2 points for the criterion if it commits to provide services that will enhance the livability of the project for tenant populations with special housing needs. The amount of points awarded is based on the quantity and quality of services provided and the status of commitment. The maximum 2 points will be awarded only to applicants that have an executed commitment to serve this project by a third party service provider or if applicant or owner is an experienced provider of the proposed services. All such services shall be optional to the tenant and shall be provided at no additional cost to the tenant.

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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