Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Transit in Maryland, 2016

Maryland's 2016 Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide indicates DHCD will allocate points for transit-oriented development. 

Maryland’s 2016 Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide indicates DHCD will award up to eight (8) points to Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects as follows:

  • Eight (8) points to a project that is part of a MDOT-designated TOD. 
  • Eight (8) points to a project that is located within a one-half (1/2) mile radius of a passenger boarding and alighting location of a planned or existing transit rail stop or station; 
  • Eight (8) points to a project located within one-half (1/2) mile radius of two separate bus lines, where passengers can transfer from one line to another; 
  • Eight (8) points to a project located in an area defined as rural by DHCD or USDA and located within one (1) mile radius of a passenger boarding and alighting location of a planned or existing bus or transit rail stop or station; 
  • Eight (8) points to a project that is family housing in a Community of Opportunity and located within one (1) mile radius of a passenger boarding and alighting location of a planned or existing bus or transit rail stop or station; or 
  • Four (4) points to a project located in a transit-proximate development that promotes walkability and/or bike-friendly land use with easy access to mass transit and retail store locations with a WALK Score of 50 or greater (www.walkscore.com).
Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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