Gov. Larry Hogan announced nearly $32 million in project awards through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s 2022 application round for federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and state Rental Housing Funds. Funds have been awarded to 12 projects as part of the competitive round.
They include Waverly Winds 9%, via Enterprise Community Development, in Howard County; and Admiral Drive 9% Family, via Conifer LLC, in Anne Arundel County. Nine additional noncompetitive awards were made through the Multifamily Bond Program, bringing the total awards to 21. These awards will result in the creation or preservation of 1,340 high quality, energy-efficient, affordable rental units.
“During our administration, the state of Maryland has provided financing and tax credits to create or preserve an unprecedented more than 28,000 affordable rental units,” said Hogan. “The projects selected in this year’s application round will further expand affordable housing opportunities for Maryland’s working families, seniors and individuals with disabilities.”
Awards are determined through competitive application rounds held by DHCD. The department received 21 applications in this round. These applications requested approximately $23.7 million in state Rental Housing Funds and $30.1 million in federal LIHTC. DHCD will administer tax credits valued at nearly $17 million, as well as $15 million in state Rental Housing Funds.