The Housing Tax Credit (HTC) is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of federal income taxes owed by owners/investors in qualified projects for tenants whose incomes are at or below 60% of County Median Income (CMI).
WHEDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), dated February 27, 2012, with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Wisconsin) and Rural Housing Service in Wisconsin for all HTCs.
The Housing Tax Credits are awarded by a Qualified Allocation Plan, or QAP.
Each program year features specific information, including the appropriate QAP, application, award and reservation lists, fast facts, income and rent limits, and other pertinent information.
Wisconsin Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)
2021 Guidance and FAQs
This document will be updated periodically, so please check frequently for new information.
- 2020 Program
- 2019 Program
- 2018 Program
- 2017 Program
- 2016 Program
- Earlier years' information may be requested by contacting a Commercial Lending Officer
Guidelines for Capital Needs Assessment Policy and Standards, Developer Scope of Work Requirements, Developer Fee Policy, and Market Study Guidelines are now year specific. Appendices containing the information for a specific year can be found by clicking on the appropriate program year tab.
- Capital Needs Assessment Providers
- A list of approved independent, third-party capital needs assessment providers. (Revised 5/17)
- Market Study Providers
- WHEDA's list of approved independent, third-party market study providers, plus instructions for applying to become an approved provider.
Rental developments that use WHEDA tax-exempt bond financing or locally issued tax-exempt bonds under the volume cap limitation on private activity bonds are eligible for the 4% Credit without a charge against the state's Credit allocation (e.g. it is a non-competitive credit allocation).
Tax credit applications are accepted throughout each calendar year (see the specific program year for additional information) and must meet minimum market and scoring thresholds as determined by WHEDA.
The applicable credit rate is adjusted monthly by the U.S. Treasury and subject to adjustment during Credit application revisions.
Contact a Commercial Lending Officer to discuss your development plan and availability of the volume cap.
If you have not previously developed a tax credit project, WHEDA strongly suggests consulting a tax professional regarding the rules and regulations of the LIHTC Program.
Complete an application online using our LIHTC Online Application (LOLA), a secure, web-based application. All applications for tax credits must be submitted through LOLA.