Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Transit in Illinois, 2015

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) includes points for access to alternative forms of transportation.

Projects with access to alternative forms of transportation can receive up to 4 cumulative points as follows:

1 point - Transit Oriented Development: All Sites are located within a completed, in-process, or programmed RTA- Transit Oriented Development site (“TOD”); or For Sites that are located outside of the RTA – Transit Oriented Development Program of Northeastern Illinois, a local Transit Oriented Development plan which clearly includes additional housing as an initiative of the plan and is located within ½ mile of a major transportation hub may be submitted.

2 points - Mass Transit or Demand Responsive Transit (“DRT”): All Sites are located within 0.25 miles of a fixed route transit stop defined as buses and trains serving local destinations beginning no later than 8am and ending no earlier than 6pm, Monday through Friday; or All Sites are served by a DRT service beginning no later than 8am and ending no earlier than 6 pm, Monday through Friday. DRT must be available to the public at large; that is, it may not be restricted to service for the elderly or disabled.

1 point - Car Sharing: All Sites are located within 0.5 miles of a car share vehicle (Zip Car, U Care Share, I Go Cars, Hertz 24/7) or proposing a car share vehicle on-site

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National Housing Trust

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