Affordable Housing Connections
Business Partner to the Housing Industry since 1989

Affordable Housing Connections, Inc. partners with funders and owners of affordable housing to provide a variety of services and resources to the local affordable housing industry:

Training:
+ HTC Certifications and Reporting
+ HOME Program Certifications and Reporting
+ HUD 4350.3 – Qualifying the Household
+ Property Manager/Site Manager/Compliance Officer/Owner Training


Compliance Monitoring:
+ HTC Program compliance
+ HOME Program Compliance
+ FDIC Program Compliance


Consulting:
+ Technical Assistance to owners and managers of affordable housing
+ HTC/HOME guidance on corrective action and/or retroactive clarification of tenant files
+ Capacity Building for property managers, CHDOs, CDCs and owners


Affordable Housing Connections, Inc.
400 Selby Ave., Suite B
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-8319 telephone
(651) 222-3755 fax

General e-mail address: ahc@ahcinc.net
Website address: www.ahcinc.net

For a staff roster and directions to our office, click on About Us.
 

2013 HTC Annual Compliance Reports & HOME Program Annual Reports are currently under review. Please contact the following staff with questions:

**AHC welcomes Jessica Harris as Office Manager**

++ PY 2014 Electronic Reporting Program (ERP) now available
Download PY 2014 version of ERP

++ GRH Verification Forms Now Available
GRH Income and Rent Calculation Form
Group Residential Housing Verification
AHC has developed two forms to assist you with verification and calculation of GRH. The GRH 3rd Party Verification form can be sent to a GRH provider to verify receipt and amount of GRH that an applicant or tenant may be receiving and the GRH Income and Rent Calculation Forms walks you through how to determine how much and if GRH should be included as income, and how to breakdown the GRH grant to determine unit rent.
Please contact Kathleen Proctor or Stephanie Newburg with questions.

++ 2014 Income and Rent Limits
HTC 2014 Income and Rent Limits - The 2014 LIHTC Income were released with an effective date of December 18th, 2013. There is a forty-five (45) day grace period from the effective date to when the income limits must be implemented. Click here for more details

HOME Program 2013 Income and Rent Limits - The 2013 HOME Program Income limits have been published by HUD with an effective date of March 15th, 2013. The 2013 HOME rent limits have an effective date of June 1, 2013. Please continue to use the 2013 HOME limits until the 2014 HOME income and rents are published and become effective. Click here for more details

FDIC Income and Rent Limits - The 2014 FDIC AHP Income and Rent have been released and became effective December 18, 2013. Click here for more detail

++ Unit Inspections and File Reviews
Owners of projects selected for inspections in 2014 will be notified with details and requirements.

++ Training Sessions in 2014
Please see our Training page for additional information

++ Tax Credit Compliance Monitoring Manuals for 2014
New Suballocator manuals are available...

++ IRS Guide for Completing Form 8823  (rev. 10/09)

The document presents standardized operational definitions for the noncompliance categories listed on Form 8823 and is intended to provide consistent interpretation and application of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42 requirements among states and consistent reporting of noncompliance. Suballocator monitoring of compliance under the content of this guide began effective January 1, 2008.

++ Suballocator Data Practices Act Forms
Effective 02/01/2014  Download Forms.

++ Social Security Administration Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) Effective January 1, 2014

On October 30, 2013, the Social Security Administration has announced a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and SSI benefits.

The latest COLA is 1.5 percent for Social Security benefits and SSI payments. Social Security benefits will increase by 1.5 percent beginning with the December 2013 benefits which are payable in January 2014. This increase must be factored into calculations of income for all Initial Certifications and annual Recertifications completed after October 30, 2013.

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