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Difficult Development Area (DDA)

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Any area designated by the HUD Secretary as an area that has high construction, land and utility cost relative to the area median gross income. Affordable housing projects proposed for DDAs receive a boost in credits available under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.