NYS HCR 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

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HCR 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) are competitively allocated to affordable housing projects across NYS.  Eligible uses are for residential only or residential with Community Service Facility; new construction, building acquisition with rehabilitation, and rehabilitation including adaptive reuse of non-residential property

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

Low-income households earning up to 60% AMI (80% AMI for projects with LIHTC income averaging). Must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. 20% of the units must be set-aside for household earning up to 50% AMI;
  2. 40% of the units must be set-aside for households earning up to 60% AMI; or
  3. 25% of the units must be set-aside for household earning up to 60% AMI where allowable under the IRC (i.e. NYC only); or
  4. Projects proposing income averaging must meet the following parameters:

Per the state's Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), there are scoring incentives for projects serving tenants that have special needs such as homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and physical disabilities.

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofit and for-profit developers are eligible to apply. 


Per project maximum award:

Per unit maximum award:


HCR requres a minimum 50-year regulatory agreement.

Network Notes

For More Information

Read the 2019 HCR Multifamily Finance (9%) RFP here.


Eastern New York Regional Office
Hampton Plaza, 38-40 State Street, 6th Floor
Albany, New York, 12207
Darren Scott, Upstate Development Director East: (518) 485-7608

New York City and Long Island Regional Office
25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 480-4543 
Maria Kolaitis, Downstate Director of Development: (212) 872-0506

Western & Central New York Regional Office
535 Washington Avenue, Suite 105
Buffalo, New York 14203
Leonard Skrill, Upstate Development Director (West): (716) 847-3926

Last updated: 11/01/2019

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