HERE’S THE PLAN


2019 Application

Competitive LIHTC Letter of Intent
**Signed form must be emailed to housingdev@wyomingcda.com on or before August 31, 2018**

Wyoming HOME, National Housing Trust Fund & Tax Credit Application Workshop
August 1, 2018 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
August 2, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2019 Application for Training Registration

The Procorem training can be accessed by:
Please register for Procorem Application Training on Aug 02, 2018 9:00 AM MDT
Register Here

This is an initial training on what to do for letter of intent submission, web login and registration, and the upload of the Application to Procorem.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Or, if you do not have access to the internet at that time, you may call in at 1-877-633-0079, PIN # 2454.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE STATE OF WYOMING
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ALLOCATION PLAN

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will conduct a
public hearing Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of WCDA, 155 North Beech Street, Casper, WY. An Open Forum for questions and discussion will be held immediately before the Public Hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m. A conference call number is available for the meeting. Please use 1-877-633-0079 (pin # 2454) to call in. The purpose of this Public Hearing and Open Forum will be to solicit comments with respect to the 2019 Wyoming Allocation Plan for Section 42 Tax Credits. Public input will be heard from interested parties at this time. WCDA will be accepting written comments that must be received by Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to be read into the minutes of the hearing.

2019 QAP Draft for Public Comment

2019 Applications Received September 2018


2017 Wyoming Regional AFH

2017 Wyoming Regional AFH- Technical Appendix


RFP for Transitional Housing

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) is pleased to invite proposals from organizations qualified to construct or rehabilitate housing units, and provide supportive services for homeless or at-risk homeless individuals and families. The transitional housing units to be provided may be of single-room occupancy or traditional multi-family configuration, and must be accompanied by a continuum of care (CoC) that provides supportive services to the target households. The CoC is a key concept in the delivery of homeless assistance in a community. It brings homeless persons into a comprehensive system intended to assess their needs and provide them with a full range of services to permit independent living.


2018 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan


 

The Wyoming Community Development Authority actively administers three separate programs used for the financing of affordable multi-family housing:

  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC)
  • National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)

2018 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan
2018 Tax Credit Application

In the past WCDA has been designated as the state recipient of several housing programs associated with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). WCDA continues to administer these programs, though they are no longer available sources of funding for affordable multi-family housing.

  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
  • Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP)
  • Section 1602 Tax Credit Exchange Program

For detailed information regarding each of the above mentioned information please see the program specific links.

HOME


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE STATE OF WYOMING
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ALLOCATION PLAN

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will conduct a
public hearing Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of WCDA, 155 North Beech Street, Casper, WY. An Open Forum for questions and discussion will be held immediately before the Public Hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m. A conference call number is available for the meeting. Please use 1-877-633-0079 (pin # 2454) to call in.The purpose of this Public Hearing and Open Forum will be to solicit comments with respect to the 2019 Wyoming Allocation Plan for Section 42 Tax Credits. Public input will be heard from interested parties at this time. WCDA will be accepting written comments that must be received by Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to be read into the minutes of the hearing.

2019 QAP Draft for Public Comment


Notice of Public Hearing for the State of Wyoming Affordable Housing Allocation Plan


Notice of Funding Availability
Click here for the notice in its’ entirety.

Download the 2018 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan. Click here for the 2018 Tax Credit Application. For questions contact the WCDA office at 307-265-0603 and ask for Edie Philips.


What is HOME?


The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is an affordable housing program that allocates funding to individual states and eligible jurisdictions for the following purposes as defined by HUD:

  • Expansion of the supply of decent and affordable housing, particularly rental housing, for low and very-low-income Americans.
  • Strengthening the abilities of State and local governments to design and implement strategies for achieving adequate supplies of decent and affordable housing.
  • Extending and strengthening partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and non-profit organizations, in the production and operation of affordable housing.

HOME funds are traditionally used as gap financing in affordable multi-family housing, structured as long term, low interest rate debt though WCDA may define other eligible uses within the 2018 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan. Information on how to apply, application deadlines, project scoring criteria and WCDA underwriting requirements can also be found in this document.

The State of Wyoming anticipates receiving an annual allocation in HOME funds of approximately $3,500,000. Refer to the WCDA Affordable Housing Allocation Plan, Current Year Summary Attachment A for actual funding levels. These HOME funds will be allocated to local governments, Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), Public Housing Authorities, Non-profit Organizations and for-profit developers of Low-income housing as described below. All projects outside of Casper and Cheyenne must be developed pursuant to the State’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. Casper and Cheyenne projects must be developed pursuant to their respective local Consolidated Plans. Projects located in entitlement cities (Cheyenne and Casper) must have a current letter of consistency with the Consolidated Plan from the appropriate Jurisdiction.

For FY 1994 and subsequent years, there are match requirements that must be met under the HOME Program. Matching funds are the local contribution to the project.

Download the HOME Program Description


Click here to view the Alpine Park Apartments time-lapse build.

NHTF Income and Rent Limits

Below are the HUD Published National Housing Trust Fund Income limits for:

2018
2017

Below are the HUD Published National Housing Trust Fund Rent limits for:

2018
2017

HOME INCOME & RENT LIMITS


Below are the HUD Published Income limits for:

2018
2017

**For previous years, please visit the HUD income limits.

Below are the HUD Published HOME Rent limits for:

2018
2017

**For previous years, please visit the HUD rent limits.

HOW TO APPLY


The Affordable Housing Allocation Plan contains the Home allocation cycles, available funds, program description, and the application process.

2019 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan

Notice of Funding Availability – 2019

2019 Applications Received September 2018

Due to similarities between the HOME and Tax Credit programs, WCDA utilizes one joint application for both programs.

When applying for HOME or Tax Credit funds, the only allowable form is the WCDA HOME and Tax Credit Application. Download Wyoming Community Development Authority’s electronic application below:

2019 Tax Credit Application Coming Soon

UTILITY ALLOWANCES


These utility allowances are not generated by WCDA and not all cities and towns are included. If your town or city is not listed please use the nearest town or city to your property. Please be aware that some communities have different price structures for single family and multifamily properties. Click the link below to download a PDF file for viewing. If there is not an active link next to the city/town WCDA has not received the recent utility allowances.

Buffalo
Apartment
Detached House

Casper

Apartment – Inside City Limits
Apartment – Outside City Limits
Detached House – Inside City Limits
Detached House – Outside City Limits

Cheyenne
Apartment
Detached House

Cody
Apartment
Detached House

Evanston

Apartment
Detached House

Gillette
Apartment
Detached House

Greybull
Apartment
Detached House

Lander
Apartment
Detached House

Laramie
Apartment
Detached House

Powell
Apartment
Detached House

Rawlins

Apartment
Detached House

Riverton
Apartment
Detached House

Rock Springs
Apartment
Detached House
Duplex
Townhouse

Sheridan
Apartment
Detached House

Thermopolis
Apartment
Detached House

Torrington
Apartment
Detached House

Worland
Apartment
Detached House

MARKET ANALYSIS


All applicants are required to submit an independent 3rd party market study.

A semi-annual study of Wyoming’s Housing Demographic & Economic information, as well as County and Regional profiles can be found here.

Refer to the Affordable Housing Allocation Plan, Attachment “A”, Item “13”  for the required elements of a market study for all applications under the HOME and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs. Please refer to Attachment “B” for a required market study recap.

Affordable Housing Allocation Plan

COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION


Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a private, non-profit organization that meets a series of qualifications prescribed in the HOME Regulations. CHDOs must receive at least 15 percent of Wyoming’s annual allocation of HOME funds.

CHDO’s are also eligible to receive Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) under the 10% non-profit set aside.

Download CHDO Designation Application

Specific requirements for CHDO designation can be found in the Affordable Housing Allocation Plan, Attachment E HOME Program Description.

2018 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan

HUD REPORTS & DOCUMENTS


HUD Documents

HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution program (DRP)
The HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program is a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Manufactured Housing, and provides timely resolution of disputes between manufacturers, retailers and installers regarding the responsibility for correction or repair of alleged defects reported in the one-year period from the date of first installation.

Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan consolidates the application requirements for four Community Planning and Development (CPD) formula programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

The statutes for these grant programs set forth three basic goals which are closely related to the major commitments and priorities of HUD.

1. Programs provide decent housing

2. Programs provide a suitable living environment

3. Programs expand economic opportunities

Click here to download the final version of the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan.

Annual Action Plan
An Annual Action Plan is completed for each year after the initial year of the Consolidated Plan outlining any changes and/or amendments to the plan or goals. Click below to download the appropriate Annual Action Plan.

2015 Annual Action Plan (In progress)
2014 Annual Action Plan

HUD Reports

2014 Annual Performance Report
2013 Annual Performance Report

Wyoming Analysis of Impediments (AI)
In exchange for receiving federal funds, entitlement jurisdictions are required to submit certification of affirmatively furthering fair housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This certification has three elements:

1. Complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI);

2. Take actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified; and

3. Maintain records reflecting the actions taken in response to the analysis.

Download the full Wyoming Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice here.

 

 

NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND


The National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) is a dedicated fund intended to provide revenue to build, preserve, and rehabilitate housing for people with the lowest incomes. The NHTF will provide communities with funds to build, preserve, and rehabilitate rental homes that are affordable for extremely and very low income households.

2018 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan

2018 Tax Credit Application

Download the NHTF Program Description

2016 NHTF Annual Action Plan Amendment


Amended HUD Documents

2013-2017 Consolidated Plan amended with NHTF

2016 AAP amended with NHTF

National Housing Trust Fund Program Specific Requirements


NHTF Income and Rent Limits

Below are the HUD Published National Housing Trust Fund Income limits for:

2013-2017 Consolidated Plan amended with NHTF

Below are the HUD Published National Housing Trust Fund Rent limits for:

2013-2017 Consolidated Plan amended with NHTF


For the presentation information from the 8/4/16 National Housing Trust Fund Public Hearing, please click the following link: NHTF Public Hearing – 8/4/16

LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT


The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is an affordable housing program that provides equity for affordable multi-family housing developments through the syndication of these credits. The LIHTC program is administered according to the rules and regulations outlined with the 2019 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan and allocated through a competitive allocation process on an annual basis. Private for-profit and non-profit developers are eligible to apply for the LIHTC program. Specific scoring criteria, WCDA underwriting guidelines and application requirements and deadlines can be found within this document.

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit was created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to encourage the construction and rehabilitation of housing for very low, low, and moderate-income individuals and families. Congress mandated that housing credit agencies adopt an “Allocation Plan” which defines the process used to distribute the Credit among projects.

The Tax Credit Program is a regulated and highly complex program. Final interpretations of certain rules and regulations governing various facets of the program have not yet been issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury; consequently, additional requirements or conditions applying to the tax credit may be forthcoming. It is strongly suggested that project sponsors interested in the Tax Credit Program contact their tax accountant and/or attorney before developing projects under the Tax Credit Program. While WCDA will endeavor to assist those persons applying for an allocation of tax credits, WCDA personnel are not tax or legal experts and applicants should not rely on WCDA for tax and/or legal advice.


2019 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan

Notice of Funding Availability – 2019


2019 Tax Credit Application Coming Soon

HOW TO APPLY


The Affordable Housing Allocation Plan contains the Home allocation cycles, available funds, program description, and the application process.

2019 Affordable Housing Allocation Plan
Notice of Funding Availability – 2019
2019 Applications Received September 2018

Due to similarities between the HOME and Tax Credit programs, WCDA utilizes one joint application for both programs.

When applying for HOME or Tax Credit funds, the only allowable form is the WCDA HOME and Tax Credit Application. Download Wyoming Community Development Authority’s electronic application below:

2019 Tax Credit Application Coming Soon

 

LIHTC Income & Rent Limits


Tax Credit income and rent limits for use under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program:

2017
WCDA is now providing the current Tax Credit Rent and Income Limits via the Novogradac Rent and Income Calculator. If you click on the link below it will take you directly to the Novogradac website where you can enter your project information and get the new limits that are specific to your project. Novogradac will automatically post the 60% &140% limits and also allows you to enter 6 other limits. If you’re income and rent set-asides are different you will want to enter all of the percentages for both rent and income. You will need to know the date the project placed in service which can be found on your IRS form 8609. You will also need to know if all of your buildings are one project or if each building is considered a separate project. This information can also be found on your IRS form 8609. The IRS and WCDA allow that after a project has completed its initial 15 year compliance period, you may consider all buildings to be one project. Rent and Income Limit Calculator

2016
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or before December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before May 12, 2016
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or after May 13, 2016

2015
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009 and on or before December 17, 2013
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or AFTER December 18, 2013 and on or before March 5, 2015
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or AFTER March 6, 2015

2014
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009 and before January 31, 2014
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or AFTER January 31, 2014

2013
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income and Rent Limits for projects placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009

2012 
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009

2011
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009

2010 
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009

2009 
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or BEFORE December 31, 2008
Tax Credit Income & Rent Limits for project placed in service on or AFTER January 1, 2009

2008
Rent and Income Limits for 2008

MARKET ANALYSIS


All applicants are required to submit an independent 3rd party market study.

A semi-annual study of Wyoming’s Housing Demographic & Economic information, as well as County and Regional profiles can be found here.

Refer to the Affordable Housing Allocation Plan, Attachment B for the required elements of a market study for all applications under the HOME and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs.

Affordable Housing Allocation Plan

SUMMARY OF TAX CREDIT ALLOCATIONS


Allocations by City

Allocations by Year

 

BONDS


State and local governments sell tax-exempt Housing Bonds, commonly known as Mortgage Revenue Bonds (MRBs) and Multifamily Housing Bonds, and use the proceeds to finance low-cost mortgages for lower income first-time homebuyers or the production of apartments at rents affordable to lower income families. MRBs have made first-time homeownership possible for over 2.6 million lower income families, approximately 100,000 every year. Multifamily Housing Bonds have provided financing to produce nearly 1 million apartments affordable to lower income families.

ALL projects applying for Tax Exempt Bond Financing must comply with all aspects of the Wyoming Community Development Authority Affordable Housing Allocation Plan. This includes, but is not limited to, those projects applying for credits under the state Tax Credit Cap, and those projects applying for credits when utilizing Tax-Exempt Bond financing, whether or not WCDA is the Bond Issuer.

TAX CREDIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


The Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) program was designed to assist those Tax Credit multifamily housing projects that have stalled or were experiencing difficulty in obtaining the necessary financing and/or equity infusion due to the changes in the economy. Only certain projects qualify for this funding. Click here for a list of those projects along with other rules pertaining to this program.

TAX CREDIT EXCHANGE PROGRAM


The Tax Credit Exchange (TCX) Program was designed to assist those Tax Credit multifamily housing projects that have stalled or were experiencing difficulty in obtaining the equity infusion from syndicating the Tax Credits due to the changes in the economy. Only certain projects qualify for this funding. Click here for a list of those projects along with the rules pertaining to this program.

What is NSP?


HUD-approved NSP Substantial Amendment

NSP Substantial Amendment June 2017 Notice

HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides grants to every state and certain local communities to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes.

The Wyoming Community Development Authority no longer has NSP funds available for allocation. Quarterly reports containing program financial information can be found under the Quarterly Reporting link to the left.

Quarterly Reporting

NSP1 Program Accomplishments:

NSP1 Reporting for January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015
NSP1 Reporting for April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2015 through December 31,2015

NSP1 Reporting for January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014
NSP1 Reporting for April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2014 through September 1, 2014
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

NSP1 Reporting for January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013
NSP1 Reporting for April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013

NSP1 Reporting for January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012
NSP1 Reporting for April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012

NSP1 Reporting for January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011
NSP1 Reporting for April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011

NSP1 Reporting for January 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010
NSP1 Reporting for April 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010

NSP1 Reporting for June 2009
NSP1 Reporting for July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009
NSP1 Reporting for October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009

NSP3 Program Accomplishments:

NSP3 Reporting for January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015
NSP3 Reporting for April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015
NSP3 Reporting for July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015.pdf

NSP3 Reporting for January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014
NSP3 Reporting for April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014
NSP3 Reporting for July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014

NSP3 Reporting for January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013
NSP3 Reporting for April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013
NSP3 Reporting for July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
NSP3 Reporting for October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013

NSP3 Reporting for January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012
NSP3 Reporting for April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012
NSP3 Reporting for July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012
NSP3 Reporting for October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012

NSP3 Reporting for July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011
NSP3 Reporting for April 1st through June 30, 2011
NSP3 Reporting for October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011

WYOMING AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLIANCE MANUAL


The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Compliance Department monitors multi-family projects that have been placed in service and are financed with tax-exempt bond, low income housing tax credits and the Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME). This monitoring is done on the federally required schedule pertinent to each program. WCDA monitors tenant files for verified income qualification and properly restricted rents. WCDA also monitors the physical and financial condition of the entire project and will continually watch out for the health and safety of the tenants. Each on-site monitoring visit will be an in-depth review of all factors concerning a project.

Download the 2019 Wyoming Compliance Manual

WCDA is required to monitor the physical condition of all HOME, LIHTC and Bond Financed properties to State or Local Habitability Codes or Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) whichever is most restrictive.

Click here to download the UPCS Revised Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions.

Owners Certification Information

All project owners must complete and remit an Owners Certification to the WCDA annually. A Tax Credit project owner must complete the Annual Owners Certification Form for LIHTC and a HOME project owner must complete the Annual Owners Certification Form for HOME. Therefore, if your project has both types of funding you must complete both forms for the project.

You may access each of these forms by clicking on the links provided here. Both of these forms are fillable so you can complete them on the website. THEN the forms must be printed out, signed by the Owner, dated and the Owner’s signature must be notarized. The Original Signed Dated Notarized Form must be mailed (not emailed) to the Compliance Officer at WCDA. The WCDA Compliance Officer must receive these forms on or before February 28th each year in order for the project to be compliant. Questions may also be directed to the WCDA Compliance Officer, Judy Koski, at koski@wyomingcda.com

Please mail the original signed notarized certification to:
Wyoming Community Development Authority
Attn: Judy Koski
PO Box 634
Casper, WY 82602

Annual Owners Certification Form for HOME

Annual Owners Certification Form for LIHTC

WYOMING AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLIANCE MANUAL


The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Compliance Department monitors multi-family projects that have been placed in service and are financed with tax-exempt bond, low income housing tax credits and the Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME). This monitoring is done on the federally required schedule pertinent to each program. WCDA monitors tenant files for verified income qualification and properly restricted rents. WCDA also monitors the physical and financial condition of the entire project and will continually watch out for the health and safety of the tenants. Each on-site monitoring visit will be an in-depth review of all factors concerning a project.

Download the 2019 Wyoming Affordable Housing Compliance Manual

WCDA is required to monitor the physical condition of all HOME, LIHTC and Bond Financed properties to State or Local Habitability Codes or Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) whichever is most restrictive.Click here to download the UPCS Revised Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions.

 

REQUIRED FORMS


All regular sources of income, including all assets, must be verified in writing by a third party. Income verification requests must be sent directly to and from the source, not through the applicant.

STATE SPONSORED TRAINING


SAVE THE DATE
2019 Compliance and Fair Housing Training

Location:
Ramkota Best Western Hotel
800 North Poplar Street
Casper, WY 82601

Dates:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019

More info to come soon!

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Judy Koski at koski@wyomingcda.com

ANNUAL REPORTING


Procorem Tenant Data Entry Instructions

Annual Reporting for LIHTC Projects The following forms and information are required to be submitted to WCDA on or before February 28th of each year

The project’s most recent audited financial statement must be submitted to WCDA on or before March 31st of each year.

Annual Reporting for HOME, NSP and NHTF Projects

The following forms and information are required to be submitted to WCDA on or before February 28th of each year

For HOME, NSP and NHTF projects with 10 or more federally funded units the project’s most recent audited financial statement must be submitted to WCDA on or before March 31st of each year.

Owners Certification Information

All project owners must complete and remit an Owners Certification to the WCDA annually. A Tax Credit project owner must complete the Annual Owners Certification Form for LIHTC and a HOME project owner must complete the Annual Owners Certification Form for HOME. Therefore, if your project has both types of funding you must complete both forms for the project.

You may access each of these forms by clicking on the links provided here. Both of these forms are fillable so you can complete them on the website. THEN the forms must be printed out, signed by the Owner, dated and the Owner’s signature must be notarized. The Original Signed Dated Notarized Form must be mailed (not emailed) to the Compliance Officer at WCDA. The WCDA Compliance Officer must receive these forms on or before February 28th each year in order for the project to be compliant. Questions may also be directed to the WCDA Compliance Officer, Judy Koski, at koski@wyomingcda.com

Please mail the original signed notarized certification to:
Wyoming Community Development Authority
Attn: Judy Koski
PO Box 634
Casper, WY 82602

Annual Owners Certification Form for HOME

Annual Owners Certification Form for LIHTC

FAIR HOUSING


The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on any of these seven protected classes:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Familial status
  • Disability

For example, it is illegal to take any of the following actions based solely on being a member of the protected classes:

  • Refuse to rent, sell, or negotiate for housing
  • Set different terms or conditions or privileges for the sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental
  • Persuade homeowners to sell or rent a dwelling by suggesting that people of a particular protected class have moved or are about to move into a neighborhood
  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services necessary for a disabled person to use housing
  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan
  • Impose different conditions on a loan such as different interest rates or fees
  • Refuse to provide homeowners insurance or impose less favorable conditions

This list is not comprehensive but provides a sampling of issues where the Fair Housing Act would apply.

Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs – Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity – Through this final rule, HUD implements policy to ensure that its core programs are open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. However, Congress enacted The Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 which allows Housing Owners to designate their housing as Elderly Housing and to limit their housing to specific age groups. An Owner may choose to set the minimum age limit so that all residents must be at least 62 or 55 years old.

If you think your rights may have been violated, contact the Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
1670 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202-4801
303.672.5437
800.877.7353
TTY 303.672.5248

Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act

Accessibility (Design & Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act

Wyoming Analysis of Impediments (AI)
In exchange for receiving federal funds, entitlement jurisdictions are required to submit certification of affirmatively furthering fair housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This certification has three elements:

1. Complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI);
2. Take actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified; and
3. Maintain records reflecting the actions taken in response to the analysis.

Download the full Wyoming Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice here.

 

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA)



For further information regarding VAWA please visit HUD’s website.

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 koski@wyomingcda.com. 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 koski@wyomingcda.com or 307-265-0603.

Displaced Household Certification

Owners Request to Provide Emergency Housing

CONSOLIDATED PLAN


The Consolidated Plan consolidates the application requirements for four Community Planning and Development (CPD) formula programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

The statutes for these grant programs set forth three basic goals which are closely related to the major commitments and priorities of HUD.

  1. Programs provide decent housing
  2. Programs provide a suitable living environment
  3. Programs expand economic opportunities

Click here to download the final version of the Consolidated Plan.

Project Sale or Purchase

The Wyoming Qualified Allocation Plan requires that Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) approve all sales of projects allocated funds under its purview. The following information concerns any Owner or Partnership that is considering selling or purchasing any project in Wyoming that is funded with HOME funds, Tax Credits, National Housing Trust Funds or NSP funds. The following two items will need to be completed and submitted to WCDA in order to secure WCDA’s approval of the purchase and sale process. This will initiate the process and it is possible that WCDA will require further information. A portion of this information will be completed by the current owner and a portion of it will be completed by the prospective purchaser. The W-9 form will also need to be completed by the prospective purchaser. All required documentation should be submitted to the Director of Affordable Housing Development, Dr. John Batey. Documentation can be emailed to batey@wyomingcda.com and Dr. Batey can be contacted at 307-265-0603.

Sale of Property Request Form

W9 Form