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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.

What's New?

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.

Looking for housing?

Please see our Resources page for more info.

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.

What's new in Program Compliance?
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Have questions regarding annual program reporting?

Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Our Mission

We deliver monitoring, training and technical assistance to property owners and managers to protect the investment of private equity and tax dollars and to ensure continued quality affordable rental housing.

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