Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Sustainable Development in Alabama, 2019

The Alabama 2019 QAP has extensive Environmental requirements, Design and Construction Manual requirements. See more in Appendix B and supplements.

Performance Incentives

Rehabilitation Projects Only (Maximum of 8 Points)

2 points will be given for replacing all entry doors with insulated exterior doors and replacing all windows; thermal break insulated windows or extruded vinyl windows. Windows must be Energy Star rated.

2 points will be given for replacing all kitchen cabinets and countertops.

2 points will be given for replacing all plumbing fixtures.

2 points will be given for replacing all HVAC equipment

All points for rehabilitation construction items will be verified by the Capital Needs Assessment and Architect’s Certification submitted. Both documents must be certified by the project Architect.

Energy/Water Conservation

(Maximum of 8 Points in Aggregate)

3 points will be given for each of the following:

·         HVAC of 15 SEER (HSPF 9.0) or above.

·         Energy Star rated “cool roof” shingles or metal roof with a fifty (50) year warranty.  

2 points will be given for each of the following:

·         Kitchen range hood ventilation to be vented to the exterior and equipped with a damper.

·         EPA’s Partnership Program “WaterSense” labeled water closet, faucets (bathroom and kitchen) and showerheads.

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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