Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & Rural Housing in Utah, 2018

Utah’s 2017 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) sets aside 20% of its total allocation to non-metro areas and small projects. This set aside is designed to encourage the development of affordable rental housing in rural and distressed areas of Utah.  

Rural

The Utah Housing Corporation (UHC) for the State of Utah, is intended to provide a fair and competitive means of utilizing the State Housing Credits to the fullest extent possible each year as an effective stimulus for the creation and preservation of rental housing for lower income households in such a way as to further the following goals:

-      Promote projects that achieve appropriate geographic distribution of resources.

Utah’s 2018 QAP sets aside 20% of its total allocation to non-metro areas and small projects.  This set aside is designed to encourage the development of affordable rental housing in rural and distressed areas of Utah. 

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designates counties as

Metropolitan, Micropolitan, or Neither. A Metro area contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population, and a Micro area contains an urban core of at least 10,000 (but less than 50,000) population. All counties that are not part of a Metropolitan Statistical Area(MSA) or Combined Statistical Area are considered rural. Micropolitan counties are considered non-Metropolitan or rural along with all counties that are not classified as either Metro or Micro. Under this definition, all counties are rural targeted except the following SMSA counties:

  • Box Elder County
  • Cache County
  • Davis County
  • Juab County
  • Morgan County
  • Salt Lake County
  • Summit County
  • Tooele County
  • Utah County
  • Wasatch County
  • Washington County
  • Weber County
Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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