What is a Tax Credit Property?

A Tax Credit Property is an apartment community that participates in the Federal Low Income House Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program. These properties have utilized LIHTC financing in return for agreeing to keep rents at levels that are governed by the Program. There are income requirements for applicant households which may not exceed the limits set by the program.

How Does Tax Credit Work?

Tax credit property guidelines are set by HUD and updated on a yearly basis.   If you are living in a tax credit property you will have to re-certify your income each year but over time it can rise from the maximum allowable limits stated below. The income restrictions for applicants are based on a percentage of the Area Median Income (AMI).  The allowable amount is based on the number of persons residing in the apartment and the apartment size.  Below, you will find a 2024 example chart for properties with income limits of 60% AMI.  The chart specifies the minimum income required, maximum income per apartment size and number of occupants. *Calculations can change based on the % and AMI of the area.*

What Do I Need To Bring To Apply For A Tax Credit Property?

Applying for a tax credit property requires a long list of documents to determine which category you fall under. You should be prepared with the following in order to have a complete application:

Six consecutive months of paystubs
Monthly fixed income (must be within 30-day of application date)
Six consecutive months of checking statements
One savings account statement
Proof of any / all funds held in financial apps (e.g. Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App)
Proof of any / all retirement accounts
Proof of any whole life insurance policies

Before the application fee is accepted, the applicant is hereby advised that the eligibility criteria used in deciding whether to rent to the applicant are based on a review of the application, income (as detailed above) applicant’s consumer credit history, applicant’s pending criminal accusation or criminal conviction history (as permitted by applicable law, including, without limitation, the Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act of 2016 (DC Code §42-3541.01 et seq.)), rental and eviction history (as permitted by applicable law, including, without limitation, the Eviction Record Sealing Authority and Fairness in Renting Amendment Act of 2022 (DC Code §42-3505.10)) and verification of employment.

WC Smith will not refuse to rent a rental unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District of Columbia or Federal government.



1720 Trenton Pl SE  
Washington, DC 20020 

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1717 Alabama Ave SE 
Washington, DC 20020 

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2532 Southern Ave SE 
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Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood is Shipley Park, an apartment community with one and two-bedroom apartments for rent. We invite you to visit and see Shipley Park’s practical features and beautiful designs, all of which will make your everyday life here more enjoyable. You will fall in love with the spacious floor plans and their new hardwood floors, oak kitchen cabinets, and breakfast bars. The Shipley Park community will make you feel right at home with on-site maintenance and management, a community room, a business center, and more.


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Washington, DC 20020 

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1200 Mississippi Ave SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

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3432 13th St SE
Washington, DC 20032

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2516 Sheridan Rd SE 
Washington, DC 20020 

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1350 Jasper St SE 
Washington, DC 20020 

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1814 29th St SE 
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Washington, DC 20002 

Welcome to Fairway Park, the Langston neighborhood’s newest apartment community. These completely renovated DC apartments offer community space, energy efficient appliances, and a new washer and dryer in every home. Residents have access to on-site maintenance and management teams, a community meeting room and cyber café, and an outdoor playground. The Langston neighborhood is in a convenient location, commuting in and out of the area is painless, and there are several attractions close by.



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734 Longfellow St. NW    
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1839 13th St NW 
Washington, DC 20009

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