MapState News:

April 2, 2018

HUD has released the 2018 income limits. They are effective 4/1/18 and must be in use no later than 5/15/18. Be sure to check the MTSP limit chart to determine which income limits to use for your property.

To find your 2018 income limits visit:

January 3, 2018

End of Year documentation for 2017 is due no later than March 15.

An email reminder was sent out on 1/3. If you didn't receive it but would like to going forward, contact Ed Clark to be added to the list.

There are no changes to the software or to the Owner Certification at this time.

October 13, 2017

The Social Security Administration has announced the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2018. The COLA will increase 2.0 percent beginning on December 29, 2017.

October 12, 2017

Low-Income Housing Units May be Offered to Displaced Victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Other Recent Disasters.

​The IRS has offered guidance for LIHTC properties allowing them to house persons displaced by recent disasters. Please refer to the following link for additional information​

Click here for a quick guide to housing disaster victims

April 14, 2017

2017 Income Limits have been published! They are effective 4/14/17 and must be in use no later than 5/28/17. Be sure to check the MTSP limit chart to determine which income limits to use for your property.

See this link:

March 13, 2017

VAWA and LIHTC Compliance While LIHTC is considered a covered program under VAWA, legislation has not been enacted to incorporate it into Section 42 of the IRC. There is no enforcement mechanism in place at this time.

Despite this, Spectrum expects LIHTC properties to incorporate compliance with VAWA requirements into their day to day operations.

March 10, 2017

We will post notification here when HUD issues updated income limits.

2016 income limits

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Spectrum has been supporting and promoting affordable housing in Massachusetts for over 12 years. We’re proud of our commitment to serve your communities and we’re proud to work both for you and with you to meet the needs of those most at risk. Our job is to ensure affordable apartments are rented to households truly qualified for them, and to ensure these homes are as safe, secure, and well maintained as they can be.

The Massachusetts portfolio of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Properties consists of over 600 hundred properties covering all parts of the state. Almost 40,000 apartments have been made available to persons and families in need of a place to call home.

There are over 100 Management companies involved.

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) oversees the LIHTC program.