HUDBlast March 23, 2009

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HUD Releases 2009 Income Limits

Wow!  This sure has been an interesting year.  Last week HUD released not one, but two sets of income limits for 2009.  One set is to be used for HUD programs and the other is to be used for Tax Credit programs.  The Tax Credit properties are referred to as Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects. 

The income limits were effective March 19th which means they must be implemented no later than May 2, 2009. To access the income limits click the appropriate links below:

         Section 8 Income Limit Data Set

         Multifamily Tax Subsidy Income Limit Data Set

The following statement was posted at the Section 8 income limit data set page:

"Due to the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-289), Income Limits used to determine qualification levels as well as set maximum rental rates for projects funded with tax credits authorized under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) and projects financed with tax exempt housing bonds issued to provide qualified residential rental development under section 142 of the Code (hereafter referred to as Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects (MTSPs)) are now calculated and presented separately from the Section 8 income limits presented below. Beginning with the publication of FY2009 Median Family Income estimates and Income Limits, the information found on the rest of this page CAN NO LONGER be used by those interested in income limits used in MTSPs. Suitable income limits for these projects are now available at the following link: Multifamily Tax Subsidy Income Limits."

If you are unfamiliar with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and its impact on the income limits, we would recommend that you access Elizabeth Morelandís Tax Credit training at Housing Credits 520: Understanding & Implementing H.R. 3221  ( which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Housing Credit Online Training Center (

This class is being offered for an introductory price of $99.00.

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