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Utility Allowance Method Change Request
AHC has been working with Suballocators and Minnesota Housing to establish a protocol for reviewing owner requests to change the Utility Allowance methodology from the Utility Allowance published by the local PHA to other methods allowed by program regulations. At Suballocators’ request, AHC will review such requests in a manner similar to that of Minnesota Housing. Suballocators have established a process for AHC to follow.
An Owner Certification and Utility Allowance Information form (HTC-21, UA tab/s from CHART for projects reporting on CHART) must be completed and submitted with supporting documentation, including a copy of the notice to be sent to tenants notifying them of the change. Due to the significant additional staff time required to process such requests, a separate fee will be required for the review of submissions. Please find a document summarizing the review process, the required UA Owner Certification, and Utility Allowance Information forms below.
UA Method Change Request Process (Minneapolis Projects)
UA Method Change Request Process (Other Suballocators and Participating Jurisdictions)
AHC Utility Allowance Certification
Utility Allowance tab
Income and Rent Limits
Please go to Income & Rent Limits for specific program information.
2019 Section 42 limits have been published and are effective April 24, 2019.
2019 HOME limits have been published and are effective June 28, 2019.
2019 FDIC limits have been released & became effective
April 24, 2019.
On December 6, 2018, Dr. Tom Romero presented a workshop titled: So, You Want to Be An Inclusive Housing Professional? How to Liberate Yourself from Color-Blindness
His workshop explored how and in what ways those charged with making affordable housing operational can incorporate an equity lens into their everyday work. Zeroing in on a few examples from various fields, Dr. Romero challenged us to consider a radical transformation in how we see, talk, and think about equality, diversity, affordability and justice in the clients and communities we serve.
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Fair Housing Session presentations:
Dr. Tom Romero 12/06/18: So You Want to Be An Inclusive Housing Professional? How to Liberate Yourself from Color-Blindness
Previous years' presentations:
Alyssa Wetzel-Moore: Furthering Fair Housing
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice: Twin-Cities
Minnesota Housing Partnership AHC Conference Awards 2018 Ramsey County: Fair Housing Implementation Council
AHC is contracted with various government agencies to monitor rental property owners’ and managers’ compliance with affordable housing programs, including Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, FDIC, and NSP. We report compliance or noncompliance to the agencies for appropriate follow-up and penalties as required.
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