Proposals will only be accepted in digital media (CD or DVD format) and the format specified in the Application Package, no exceptions, through October 9, 2015, by 4:00pm.


The Puerto Rico Department of Housing (Department) and the Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority (Authority), announce a Joint Agency Notice of Funding Availability (Joint Agency NOFA) for assistance under these programs: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) for Construction and Rehabilitation of Rental Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (Project Based – PBV), and the Authority’s financing options for new construction or substantial rehabilitation of rental housing. Joint Agency NOFA seeks to leverage diverse funds, with criteria that will result in allocating multiple financing sources to projects that meet the State Housing Plan priorities.

The Authority has $14,215,353 estimated annual 2016 and 2017 LIHTCs available for allocation (based on 2015 figures), of which $1,421,535 will be for the Nonprofit Set-Aside, $5 million for the Public Housing Set-Aside and $7,793,818 for other projects. HOME has $17,541,705 available from FY 2014-2015 budget, including $2,625,471 for the Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) set-aside. It is the purpose of the PRDH to promote and increase the available housing inventory encouraging property owners to construct standard or upgrade substandard rental housing stock, and make it available to extremely and very low income families at rents within the Housing Choice Voucher Program existing housing Fair Market Rents. The PRDH estimates that up to six hundred and thirty (630) units can be assisted with Housing Choice Voucher Program (Project Based Vouchers). The 25% per building cap will be enforced, except as provided in 24 CFR 983.56(b). Under the Project Based Vouchers, projects cannot begin until an agreement (AHAP) is executed; all units must meet the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) both at commencement and throughout the existed tenancy; and families to be assisted will be selected from the Department’s Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List.

The Joint Agency NOFA is released pursuant to the State Housing Plan 2014-2018, the Authority’s 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), the Commonwealth’s FY 2015 Consolidated Plan and FY 2015 HOME Action Plan, the Department’s Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan, and the Request for Proposal for PBV. It is consistent with the funding priorities therein established. CHDOs, developers and investors are invited to participate and provide direly needed rental housing to low-income families in Puerto Rico.


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Documents required to apply:

01. Notice Joint Agency NOFA 2015: Ad PR Desarrolla-PR DH-PRHFA

02. Qualified Allocation Plan

03. HOME Annual Plan 2015

04. PBV Request for Proposals

05. Joint Agency NOFA 2015_Application

06. Annexes: (Para bajar todo el documento haga clic aquí)

Annexes A-P

Annex A – IRC Section 42 Annex D – DDA & QCT Annex G – Owner’s Certification-Fill In Form Annex J – Designer’s Opinion-Application-Fill In Form Annex M – FINAL COST CERTIFICATION-Fill In Form-Updated
Annex B – Intentionally Left Blank Annex E – BINDING COMM SUBSEQUENT YR Annex H – Accountant’s Opinion-Fill In Form Annex K – LIHTC Declaration Restrictive Covenants Annex N – Designer’s Opinion-Construction Completion-Fill In Form
Annex C – LIHTC Income and Rent Limits-2015 Annex F – FAIR HOUSING ACT CHECKLIST Annex I – Attorney’s Opinion-Fill In Form Annex L – 10% Certification-Fill In Form-Updated Versión Annex O – COMPLIANCE MONITORING PLAN-LIHTC–rev 2013
Annex P – LIHTC Qualified Contract Process –

Annex Q – Maps

Annex Q1 Maps of Centros Urbanos (Para bajar todo el documento haga clic aquí)

A-lista anejo Q-1 CU Caguas CU Comerio CU Guaynabo CU Lajas CU Naranjito CU Toa Alta
CU Aguadilla CU Camuy CU Corozal CU Hatillo CU Las Marias CU Orocovis CU Toa Baja
CU Aguas Buenas CU Canovanas CU Dorado CU Hormigueros CU Loiza CU Peñuelas CU Utuado
CU Aibonito CU Carolina CU Fajardo CU Humacao CU Maunabo CU Quebradillas CU Vieques
CU Barceloneta CU Ceiba CU Guanica CU Isabela CU Mayagüez CU Rincon CU Villalba
CU Barranquitas CU Ciales CU Guayama CUJayuya CU Moca CU Salinas CU Yabucoa
CU Bayamon CU Coamo CU Guayanilla CU Juncos CU Naguabo CU San Sebastian CU Yauco

Annex Q2 – Maps of Zona Histórica (Para bajar todo el documento haga clic aquí)

1- lista Anejo Q-2 Zona Historica Miramar
Zona Historica Arroyo Zona Historica Ponce
Zona Historica Caguas Zona Historica Sagrado Corazon
Zona Historica Coamo Zona Historica San German
Zona Historica Guayama Zona Historica San Juan
Zona Historica Manati Zona Historica Vega Baja

Annex Q3-Maps Reglamento 22 Junta de Planificación-

Annexes R-X

Annex R_Site Selection Standards Checklist Annex T-6_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Humacao Annex W_24 CFR 55_Floodplain Annex W_Notice-CPD-01-11_Environmental Review HOME Annex W_Section by Section Summary 2013 HOME Final Rule Annex X_24 CFR 9_Non Discrimination Based on Disability Annex X_24 CFR 982_Tenant Based Voucher
Annex S_Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan-Multifamiliy Housing_HUD Form 935-2A Annex T-7_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Mayagüez Annex W_24 CFR 92_HOME Annex W_Notice-CPD-05-09_HOME CDBG and Section 504 Annex W_SUBJECT TO REVISION_DV_Estándares de Rehabilitación y Nueva Construcción_HOME_03.2009 Annex X_24 CFR 30.68-b_Civil Money Penalty Annex X_24 CFR 983.4_Cross Reference Federal Requirements
Annex T-1_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Aguadilla Annex T-8_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Ponce Annex W_36 CFR Part 800_Protection of Historic Properties Annex W_Notice-CPD-15-003_Interim Policy on Maximum Per Unit Subsidy Limits for the HOME Program Annex W_Notice-CPD-97-11_Guidance CHDOs under HOME Annex X_2 CFR PART 2424_Debarment Annex X_24 CFR 50_Environmental Review_HUD
Annex X_24 CFR 983_Project Based Voucher Annex T-2_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Arecibo Annex T-9_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_San Juan Annex W_80 FR 25901_Energy Efficiency Standards Annex W_Notice-CPD-98-01_Combining HOME Funds Governmental Subsidies Annex X_24 CFR 5(B)_Disclosure and Verification Income SS Annex X_24 CFR 58_Environmental Review Procedures_HUD
Annex X_29 U.S.C. 794 Annex T-3_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Bayamón Annex U_HOME_RentLimits_PR_2015 Annex W_CPD-15-03_Interim Policy on Maximum Per Unit Subsidy Limits Annex W_Notice-CPD-98-02_Allocating costs to HOME-Assisted Multi-Unit Projects Annex X_24 CFR 5(D)_Definitions Annex X_24 CFR 5.105(c)_Debarment Annex X_24 CFR 504_Rehabilitation Act
Annex X_79 FR 57955_Subsidy Layering Review for PBV and Mixed Finance Annex T-4_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Caguas Annex V_PRDH Payment Standard-FMR_FY14-15 Annex W_HUD Guide_Davis Bacon Annex W_Notice-CPD-98-09_HOME Program Conflict of Interest Provisions Annex X_24 CFR 5.105_Non Discrimination AAnnex X_24 CFR 792_Fraud
Annex X_Notice PIH 15-05_Project Based Voucher Guidance Annex T-5_HCVP_Tabla de Estudio de Utilidades 2014-2015_Carolina Annex V_PRDH Payment Standard-FMR_FY14-15 Annex W_HUD Manual_Compliance in HOME Rental Projects Annex W_CHDO Certifications Form (Revised August 22, 2015) Annex X_24 CFR 8_Non Discrimination Based on Hándicap Annex X_24 CFR 888(A)_Fair Market Rents
 Annex T- Approved Utility Allowances

Annexes AA-FF

Annex AA_HCVP Administrative Plan_7.6.2015 Annex BB_PHA Five Year Plan_2015-2020 Annex CC_State Housing Plan – SHP Final- Dic 2014
 Annex DD “AVP-Demolished Projects” Annex EE- HOME Units Calculation Annex FF-CPD-15-03 Maximum Per Unit Subsidy

Any applicant interested in furthering a proposal will register and request an application number from the Authority at 606 Barbosa Ave., Juan C. Cordero Building, Río Piedras, 3rd floor reception desk, working days, from 8:15am until 4:15pm. The written request will include the names of the applicant and the project. If LIHTCs and/or HOME funds are requested (not required for PBV-only applications), payment of $100 (only manager’s checks and money orders) is due at registry. Registration is required in order to submit an application under Joint Agency NOFA.

Proposals will only be accepted in digital media (CD or DVD format) and the format specified in the Application Package, no exceptions, through October 9, 2015, by 4:00pm. Completed proposals must be delivered at the Authority’s reception desk, on or prior submission deadline, at the abovementioned address. No applications will be accepted after the submission deadline.