2023 Qualified Allocation Plan

The 2023 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) helps the Department of Housing (DOH) direct federal affordable housing funds where they are needed most.

The QAP sets forth the rules under which the City offers affordable housing development funding in the form of federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, commonly referred to as LIHTC. The QAP describes the selection criteria and application requirements for receiving these federal tax credits and tax-exempt bonds.

LIHTC is a public-private partnership in which investors provide equity for low-income rental properties in exchange for a federal tax credit over several decades. LIHTC is the most significant resource for creating affordable housing in the United States today. Without the equity, affordable rental housing projects do not generate sufficient funds to work financially. The City of Chicago receives a limited number of these housing tax credits to allocate each year based on its population.

In short, the QAP determines more than 60 percent of the City of Chicago’s affordable housing resources.

The 2023 QAP draft was open for public comment until February 28th, 2023. DOH also held a public comment meeting on February 14, 2023 at 1pm. The recording of the public hearing can be found here. DOH's responses to public comment regarding the QAP can be found here. Responses to public comment regarding the ATS can be found here.

Funding round opens on June 6, 2023 and will close on July 7, 2023. 

*If you need to access this document in a language other than English, please email your request to doh@cityofchicago.org for a copy in your preferred language. Allow at least 10 business days for processing. 

2023 QAP Public Hearing

The 2023 QAP Public Hearing was held on February 14, 2023. You can watch the recording here


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