The MAP, or Multifamily Accelerated Processing program is a streamlined method and set of national standards for approved lenders to prepare, process, and submit loan applications for HUD multifamily financing. To be approved for MAP, all underwriters employed lender must attend a specialized HUD training session.
Low-to-moderate income housing is subsidized housing intended for people whose incomes are low to moderate when compared to prevailing incomes. In general, all Section 8 housing must be intended for people with this income level. To determine what the rent limits are based on the low-to-moderate income level in your area, visit the HUD User Portal’s Income Limits Dataset and look up the county in which your property is located.
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, or LIHTCs are federal tax incentive intended to increase the availability of low-income housing. LIHTC credits can be claimed for up to ten years after the construction is completed and the property is leased up. LIHTCs are available as long as the property follows LIHTC requirements, and can be used with HUD multifamily loans including 223(f) loans and HUD 221(d)(4) loans.
A loan-to-value or LTV ratio is a metric that compares the size of a loan to the value of the asset. Higher LTVs are generally riskier for lenders, and, for certain loans, can result in higher interest rates. When it comes to HUD 223(f) loans, HUD permits up to 85% LTV for market rate properties, up to 87% LTV for affordable properties, and up to 90% LTV for properties using rental assistance.