Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Opportunity Housing in Connecticut, 2018

Connecticut's 2018 QAP prioritizes Opportunity Housing through point incentives

Opportunity (15 points Maximum)

A balanced approach to fair housing provides affordable housing in areas of opportunity without abandoning investments in historically distressed, minority populated communities.

“Development Located in an Area of Opportunity” means a development with non-age restricted units of which more than 50% of the development’s total units contain two or more bedrooms, and that is located in a municipality with: Below average poverty levels, Average to above average ratings for school performance as evidenced by GreatSchools 2013 District Ratings Above average “Jobs to Population” ratio and access to higher education opportunities as evidenced by proximity to community/technical colleges.

Below Average Poverty Rate – 2 points

Above Average Performing Schools (Scores in the 8 to 10 range) – 2 points

or Average Performing Schools (Scores in the 4 to 7 range) – 1 point

Employment in Community – 3 points

Access to Higher Education – 2 points



Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust