lihtc compliance


​As your LIHTC compliance resource, we have provided compliance manuals, program forms, training opportunities, and online tools to help you stay on top of LIHTC compliance regulations. ​

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These compliance manuals answer questions regarding procedures, rules, and regulations.

With the March 2016 update, the following sections were revised:
  • 1.5 Required Submissions
  • 2.17 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • 3.16 Calculating Annual Employment Income
  • 3.17 Acceptable Forms of Income Verification, paragraphs A & B only
  • 3.19 Military Pay Differences
  • 3.30 Live-in Aides
  • 3.31 Completion of the Tenant Income Certification (TIC)
  • 4.2 Management Reviews
  • 4.3 Physical Inspections
  • 4.12 Reporting and Submission Requirements

​ utility allowance policy​​​

  • Utility Allowance Policy​ - effective 02.08.2016​ 

    please note: utility allowance schedule – denver – effective october 1, 2015

    For properties located in Denver and/or utilizing Denver Public Housing Authority’s (PHA) utility allowance schedule dated October 1, 2015, the effective date of October 1, 2015 begins the 90 day notification period to Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) households. Please post a notice of new rates on a bulletin board in resident view. New rates must be implemented no earlier or later than January 1, 2016.

    ​Please be advised that Denver PHA has changed their format. The previous line item “Electric (Lights/Refrigerator) is now combined with the line item “Other Elec/Lights/Refrig (mixed Gas/Electric). Please make sure you elect the appropriate utilities for each building in your project.

land use restriction agreement (lura)​

Specific requirements for each property are detailed in the property's regulatory agreement or Land Use Restriction Agreement (LURA). You can obtain copies of these documents through Insight​.


training schedule

Take LIHTC Compliance training through our chfareach program, CHFA’s statewide education program for affordable housing communities in Colorado.​


​attention new tax credit developments

The Qualified Allocation Plan requires that at least one mangement representative and one ownership representative attend a CHFA session or a compliance training session approved by CHFA prior to receiving their IRS Form(s) 8609 from CHFA.



contact ​

CHFA LIHTC Compliance​ is ready to answer your propery compliance questions.