Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Transit in Montana, 2018

Montana's 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) awards points to projects that are located in close proximity to essential services or amenities.

Project Location* (100 points possible)

An Application will be awarded points to the extent the Project is located in an area where amenities and/or essential services will be available to tenants, determined according to the following specifications. An Application will be awarded points with respect to an amenity or service as specified below, if: (i) a Project is located within 1½ miles of the specified amenity or essential service; (ii) public or contracted transportation (not including taxi or school bus service) is reasonably available to the specified amenity or service (i.e., the Project is located within ¼ mile of fixed bus stop or on a same day call basis); or (iii) where applicable, the specified amenity or service is available via a no-charge delivery service to the Project Location:

·         20 points for grocery store (convenience store does not count); and

·         10 points for each of the following, up to a maximum of 80 points:

  • One or more public schools;
  • Senior Center;
  • Bank;
  • Laundromat (only if washer/dryer not included in unit or onsite);
  • Medical services appropriate and available to all prospective tenants (e.g., hospital, doctor offices, etc.);
  • Pharmacy services appropriate and available to all prospective tenants;
  • Gas station and/or convenience store;
  • Post Office;
  • Public Park;
  • Shopping (department, clothing or essentials – does not include convenience store); or
  • Public Library.
Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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