Marcella’s House and Judy’s House is a two-site acquisition and rehabilitation of former commercial buildings in center city Wilmington, DE. Two buildings were adaptively re-used into a 31-unit special needs facility owned and operated by Connections Community Support Programs, Inc (CSP). DVDC served as development consultant to and guarantor for Connections CSP. The project received an allocation of 2008 tax credits under DSHA’s tax credit set-aside for chronically homeless.
Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.
Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Wilmington but actual income limits may differ for units at Marcellas Judys House.
|AMI Band||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|Very Low Income (50%)||$36,900||$42,200||$47,450||$52,700||$56,950||$61,150||$65,350||$69,600|
|Low Income (60%)||$44,280||$50,640||$56,940||$63,240||$68,340||$73,380||$78,420||$83,520|