Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

How Do I Find an Available Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartment?

You apply for a LIHTC apartment through the apartment community itself. Applicants may apply anywhere in the country, regardless of where they currently live. If the community does not have any available units, you will likely be placed on a waiting list. Most towns and cities have many LIHTC apartment communities, all of which are operated independently. If one property you contact does not have any available units, keep searching because another property nearby may have available units. Make sure you contact each property in an area to check availability.

Use the search bar at the top of any of Affordable Housing Online’s pages to search for your city, county, or state. Look at the communities shown with the “Low Income Housing Tax Credit” program tag in the gray box, and click the property name to learn more.