States' Preliminary Implementations of the Income-Averaging Option for Minimum Set-Asides
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 established income averaging as a third minimum set-aside election, and this option happens to be one of the most significant changes to the LIHTC program in recent years. Every tax credit site must meet and maintain a minimum set-aside throughout the 15-year compliance period to qualify for the tax credit program. A minimum set-aside is the federally required minimum level of tax credit units at a site. To meet the set-aside, you must rent a certain percentage of the units in your building or site to qualified low-income households.