On December 18, 2013, HUD published the 2014 income limits for HUD programs as well as for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond programs. The limits for the LIHTC and Bond projects are published separately from the limits for HUD programs.
LIHTC and Bond properties use the Multifamily Tax Subsidy Project (MTSP) limits, and are held harmless from income limit (and therefore rent) reductions. These properties may use the highest income limits used for resident qualification and rent calculation purposes since the project has been in service. HUD program income limits are not held harmless.
Projects in service prior to 2009 may use the HERA Special Income Limits in areas where HUD has published such limits. Projects placed in service after 2008 may not use the HERA Special Limits.
Projects in rural areas that are not financed by tax-exempt bonds may use the higher of the MTSP limits or the National Non-Metropolitan Income Limits.
Owners of LIHTC projects may rely on the 2013 income limits for all purposes for 45 days after the effective date of the newly issued limits (February 1, 2014).
The new limits may be found at http://www.huduser.org/portal/