Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Transit in Connecticut, 2018

Connecticut's 2018 QAP awards points for developing in areas within walking distance of transit lines. 


Priority Locations

If a project is located in a Priority Funding Area, a point will be given for each of the following criteria that is met as identified by the C&D Policies Plan for the subject property. A maximum of 5 points can be given.

  • Designation as an Urban Area or Urban Cluster in the 2010 Census
  • Boundaries that intersect a ½ mile buffer surrounding existing or planned mass-transit stations
  • Existing or planned sewer service from an adopted Wastewater Facility Plan
  • Existing or planned water service from an adopted Public Drinking Water Supply Plan
  • Local bus service provided 7 days a week within ½ mile of the proposed development as measured by a pedestrian’s path

Transit-Oriented Development

Maximum of 4 points: “Transit Oriented Development” for the purposes of the LIHTC program means the development of multi-family residential apartments within walking distance of public transportation stations serving rapid transit bus services or rail. (For the complete definition, refer to the Glossary.) Applicants shall provide maps evidencing the distance of a pedestrian’s path to the transportation hub or transit station. Points are additive and may be awarded based on criteria below:

  • Mixed income development located within a half mile of an existing station or hub along the CTfastrak corridor or the Hartford rail line, Shoreline East or MetroNorth’s New Haven, New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury lines (2 points)
  • Mixed use development that includes neighborhood amenities such as pharmacy, restaurant, market, studio or other retail/commercial/cultural opportunity(ies) that encourage community revitalization (2 points)




Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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