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Program Description

DCA's Multifamily Housing Finance and Development Programs administer funding to for-profit and non-profit developers for the construction and/or renovation of affordable multifamily rental housing in communities across Georgia.

DCA's process for allocating funds is outlined in Georgia's Qualified Allocation Plan. This document describes (1) the federal and state resources available for financing rental housing through the plan, (2) the legislative requirements for distributing these resources, (3) the State's preference for the location and type of such housing, (4) the process used for evaluating applications and awarding these resources, and (5) program compliance requirements and procedures.

Financing sources available through DCA include the Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

 

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Bond Allocation Program

HOME Partnership Program

Housing Tax Credit Program

National Housing Trust Fund

Special Programs

Georgia TCAP Program

RAD Multi-Site Bond Program

 

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Frequently Requested Documents
GORA - Georgia Open Records Act Documents

GeorgiaHousingSearch.org (Rental Housing Listing & Locator Service)

Lists of Applicants and Funding Recipients

Map of Affordable Multifamily Properties (Interactive)
Program Maximum Rents

Qualified Allocation Plans

Utility Allowances

Email Updates Previously Sent since 2012 Funding Round

 

News, Events and Notices

 

Hurricane Update

Due to the emergency situation regarding Hurricane Irma, DCA is closed again today per Governor Deal’s emergency order.  However, most of our staff will be checking emails.  We are hopeful that the worst is behind us and that our properties have sustained minimal damage.  Please note the following:

•    Please make sure that all property managers have updated the occupancy status of all units in your property.  It is expected that we will see many victims of Harvey and Irma looking for housing in Georgia.

•    If your property was damaged, please let DCA know.  Our office will be reporting to HUD and other state officials on the status of our properties.  These assessments are important in determining the needs of our property owners.  If your property was damaged, please let DCA know.  Our office will be reporting to HUD and other state officials on the status of our properties.  These assessments are important in determining the needs of our property owners.  You can email damage reports to Jannis  Shannon, Asset Manager at Jannis.Shannon@dca.ga.gov .  Please let us know if residents will be relocated.

•    DCA has issued a blanket approval pursuant to IRS revenue ruling 2014-49 which allows residents from declared disaster areas to seek housing in our properties.  Owners should review this procedure carefully to make sure they understand the requirements.  Forms have been posted below.

•    DCA’s QAP Listening Session, originally scheduled for yesterday, has been postponed until next Thursday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m. It will still be at the Cobb Galleria Center.  This event is open to the public, and registration is not required.

•   The QAP session on Transformational Communities scheduled for this Thursday will proceed.  However, this issue will also be discussed at the general listening session next week.  If you are unable to attend the Transformational Communities session this Thursday, your input can still be provided either by writing (hfdround@dca.ga.gov) or by attending the general QAP listening session. 

 

EMERGENCY HOUSING FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

 

As you likely know, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on Friday August 25, 2017. President Trump declared it a disaster and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has already designated 18 counties in Texas as eligible for public and individual assistance. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs reached out to Housing Finance Agencies in neighboring states including Georgia encouraging  Affordable Housing property Owners to  assist in the task of providing emergency housing for storm evacuees over the next few months as efforts are made to rebuild.  We are now faced with a second unprecedented storm as Hurricane IRMA looks to impact both Florida and Georgia. 

 

As referred to in 3.02 of the Revenue Procedure 2014-49, the State of Georgia is permitting Owners within its jurisdiction to provide Emergency Housing Relief to Displaced Individuals from other jurisdictions in accordance with the IRS procedures. This relief only applies during a Temporary Housing Period (THP) not to exceed 12 months. As disaster areas are declared as a result of Irma, this relief will also be available for residents from declared disaster areas in other states. 

 

The link below will provide the Owner's Request to Provide Emergency Housing Relief.  Completed Requests should be emailed to compliance@dca.ga.gov   with the Subject line "Emergency Housing". 

 

Owner's Request to Provide Emergency Housing Relief (pdf) - 9/7/17

 

Also provided below is the link to the Displaced Household Certification that must be completed and kept in the unit file for each Displaced resident. 

 

Displaced Household Certification (pdf) - 9/7/17


For questions or concerns, please contact the DCA HFDD Compliance Department at 404-679-4940.

 

 

GAO Report on the Role of Syndicators in the Housing Credit Program (web link) - 3/6/17

GAO Report on the Role of Syndicators in the Housing Credit Program (PDF) - 3/6/17

Public Notice - Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) - 9/11/14

2014 Strategic Plan to Create Supported Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities (pdf) - 2/6/14

Public Benefits and Eligible Workforce Policies and Procedures (pdf) - 10/11/12

 

Archives

Real Estate-Owned Pilot Initiative Announcement (pdf) - 2/29/12

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Information


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Email the Office of Housing Finance - Multifamily Production.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231