What Survivor Advocates Should Know about the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Pt. 4 of 4
Did you know that the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) is a tool that advocates can use to influence the kinds of housing projects that receive Low Income Housing Tax Credits? The QAP outlines each state’s eligibility priorities and criteria for awarding LIHTCs to developers. The QAP can also be used to help improve access to protections under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in your state. Advocates will learn how to use the QAP’s public process to influence policies so that they better target the development of LIHTC units for survivors and increase access to VAWA protections. Presenters also will introduce research that shows the extent to which each state has included priorities and legal protections for survivors in its QAP.