The Economic Benefit of a State Housing Tax Credit program.

Jan 11

The Coalition commissioned the Elliott D. Pollack and Company to conduct an economic impact assessment that a 5 year state affordable housing tax credit program could have for the State of Kentucky. It is estimated that production from the new state affordable housing tax credit is expected to average 1,312 new units annually, equating to a total of 6,560 new units over 5 years.

In addition to new apartment construction and operations, the analysis also includes the impacts of new household spending. Affordable housing alleviates households overburdened by rent, offering units below market rate rents to individuals, families, and seniors who are income restricted. These households gain additional money that would have otherwise gone towards housing cost to provide other household needs such as food, transportation, utilities, and personal services. This is new money spent in the local economy that support local jobs and generate tax revenue.

The assessment indicates in total, both construction and operations will create nearly $5.4 billion in economic activity over the course of construction and 30 years of operations.

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