The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is the most important resource for creating affordable housing in the United States today. Created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the LIHTC program gives State and local LIHTC-allocating agencies the equivalent of approximately $8 billion in annual budget authority to issue tax credits for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of rental housing targeted to lower-income households.
HUD collects LIHTC data at the property level and the tenant level. HUD's property database includes information on the size, unit mix, and location of individual projects. HUD’s collects of tenant information includes demographic and economic characteristics of households residing in LIHTC properties from state housing finance agencies that administer the LIHTC program. This page provides access to the property and tenant level data and also to data on Qualified Census Tracts and Difficult Development Areas designated by HUD.