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Federally Declared Disaster Emergency Housing Relief

Federally Declared Disaster Emergency Housing Relief

As allowed by IRS Revenue Procedures 2014-49 and 2014-50, Owners of multi-family housing in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program may choose to provide temporary housing relief to households that have been displaced by a presidentially declared disaster. Under normal circumstances, households must be income qualified at or below program income limits in order to reside in an LIHTC project. Adoption of these Revenue Procedures now allow LIHTC project owners to house these displaced disaster victims regardless of income. This income waiver applies only to LIHTC units and does not include units funded with federal funding. Although the income restrictions have been temporarily waived by the IRS, most project owners will still have their own tenant selection criteria and expect these households to be under Lease. The IRS restrictions for households consisting entirely of full-time students still apply. This temporary waiver of income restrictions is effective until the end of the month one year from the date of declaration. Should a disaster victim desire to occupy a unit past that deadline, the household must be certified as income eligible under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code requirements on or before the deadline.

If an LIHTC project owner desires to provide emergency housing relief to a displaced household you will complete and submit an Owner’s Request to Provide Emergency Housing Relief to the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA). This form is provided below and when completed should be forwarded to the WCDA Compliance Officer, Judy Koski at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You will receive a response from WCDA approving or disapproving the request.

Upon provision of housing the head of household must complete the Displaced Household Certification attesting to the fact that their primary residence was located in the disaster area and they have been displaced from their primary residence. This form is also provided below and should be kept in the household’s file.

Inquiries regarding this emergency housing provision may be directed to Judy Koski at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 307-265-0603.

Displaced Household Certification

Owners Request to Provide Emergency Housing

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