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Novogradac Income Limits Mapping Tool

Disclaimer: The data presented below are provided as a reference and the validity of the data cannot be guaranteed. Official calculations of an area’s income limits should be based on data and information found on HUD’s income limits page.

This tool and the data in the searchable map below reflects the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2019 income limits released April 2019. Area boundaries used are the metropolitan fair market rent (FMR) area boundaries for FY 2019. Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties are subject to HUD-determined income limits.


  2018-2019 VLI Change: the Change in the Section 8 very low-income limit produced by HUD.
  Income limit Increase Cap: For FY 2019, the national median income increased by 5 percent. HUD caps increases in median income at twice the change in national median income, which means the 2019 cap is 10 percent.
  Income limit decrease Floor: HUD caps decreases in the income limits used for tax credit properties each year to 5 percent.
  High Housing Costs: A high housing cost adjustment is applied to income limits for areas where the cost of housing is abnormally high relative to income.
  Low Housing Costs: An adjustment made to areas with low housing costs relative to income.
  State Median Non-Metro: Counties where income limits are set by the state non-metropolitan median income.
  Fracking Basins: Areas of concentrated fracking and basins of gas and oil production. (Source: US Energy Information Administration).
  High Population Growth: Counties in which annual population growth was greater than 1% from 2010-2018 (Source: Esri Demographics)
  High Employment Growth: Counties in which annual population employment was greater than 3% from 2010 to 2018 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages).
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