Dorfman Capital is a leader in placement of the MA Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) Tax Credits. The MA HDIP is a subsidy for market rate housing.
The mission of the program is to increase residential growth, expand diversity of the housing stock, support economic development and promote neighborhood stabilization. The program provides tax incentives to developers to undertake substantial rehabilitation of properties for lease or sale as multi-unit market rate housing.
The Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) was established in accordance with 760 CMR 66.00 and M.G.L. Chapter 40V. The HDIP regulations were initially published in 2012 and then amended in 2017:
· A MA state investment tax credit (up to 10%) on the Qualified Substantial Rehabilitation Expenses (QSRE’s) of the market rate units is available to developers, with a maximum of $2M per Housing Development (HD) project.
· The HDIP Tax Credit is a one-year certificate, allowed for the taxable year in which the project is completed and certified by the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). DHCD will give MA Department of Revenue (DOR) written notification of its Final Certification.
· HDIP Tax Credits are transferable, in whole or in part.
· HDIP Tax Credits can be carried forward for up to five years.
· Developers may apply to DHCD for HDIP Tax Credits of up to $2 million for QSREs of the market rate units.
· The total amount of HD Tax Credits awarded in a calendar year may not exceed $10M, including credits awarded during the calendar year and carry forwards of credits from prior years.
· Any portion of the $10M annual cap not awarded in a calendar year may not be applied to awards in subsequent years.
· The housing development project must include a substantial renovation resulting in two or more market-rate housing units for sale or lease.
Mixed-use properties are eligible. There are no restrictions on the size of the project. May consist of one or more buildings on one or more contiguous parcels of land provided they are permitted and financed as a single undertaking. Limited new construction projects such as construction of upper stories, expansion of a building’s footprint and redevelopment of a site after demolition.
Eligible Rehabilitation Costs
Substantial Rehabilitation costs relating to the development of market rate housing in a HD Zone are certified by DHCD as Qualified Substantial Rehabilitation Expenditures (QSRE) for the purpose of calculating the HD Tax Credit award for the Sponsor of a HD Project:
Developers, both for-profit and nonprofit, with proposed market-rate housing projects located in designated areas in Gateway Cities.
Eligible Gateway Cities
Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Peabody, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield and Worcester. All Gateway Cities as defined by Chapter 23A section 3A: a municipality with a population greater than 35,000 and less than 250,000, a median housing income below the state average and a rate of educational attainment of a bachelor’s degree or above that is below the state average.
Can DHCD approvals be suspended or revoked?
DHCD will review the certified HD projects at least once every 2 years and submit an annual report of findings.
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