9% Housing Credit

The Commission's 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) allocates federal income tax credit to developers to encourage the construction and rehabilitation of affordable multifamily housing. Housing credit in the 9% Program is allocated through an annual competitive process in which projects are evaluated and scored according to the Commission’s established criteria.

*Notice: Regulatory Relief for Developers Using the Housing Tax Credit

The Commission is committed to helping affordable-housing developments stay on track in the face of economic and regulatory uncertainty. To that end, we intend to make use of our newly granted authority to extend certain deadlines.

We will grant extensions on a case-by-case basis. If you need additional time to meet the 10% test required by Section 42(h)(1(E)(ii) and/or the Placed in Service deadline required by Section 42(h)(1)(E)(i), please contact Jacob Richardson via email.

Helpful resource: This chart from NCSHA provides a comprehensive list of current IRS guidelines, as well as regulatory relief sought by national advocates.


 New! Multifamily 9% Tax Credit Program Reframe Value Statements Survey 1/25/2023

 New! Multifamily 9% Tax Credit Program Value Statements 1/25/2023

2023 9% Allocation list 12/21/2022

Visit the new Multifamily Developer Portal Resources Page 10/17/2022

Missed our 9% Online Application Demo? View the recording here 10/17/2022

2023 9% Application Package 9/1/2022

2023 9% Pre-Application Approval Requests 8/25/2022

2022 9% Allocation list 8/15/2022

Sustainability Resources for Multifamily Housing


If you have questions about the LIHTC Program or need assistance with the application, please call us at 206-464-7139 or 800-767-4663 in WA or email


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