Governor Signs New QAP

Posted By: Natalie Pena Legislative Updates , Operations , State & Local Updates ,

This was great way to start the New Year. Please see below the changes made to MFA’s low income tax credits. The QAP was signed by the Governor. 


Non-Smoking Properties

Both 9 percent LIHTC and 4 percent LIHTC Projects are required to participate in the American Lung Association in New Mexico Smoke-Free at Home program. More information on the Certification programs may be found at smokefreeathomenm.org/cost-savings/. Projects are eligible for scoring points as follows provided the Certification described below is obtained:
(i) Projects agreeing to participate and obtain the Smoke-Free at Home NM Platinum Certification (new construction Projects which do not allow any smoking at any time on any part of the property) (6 points);
(ii) Projects agreeing to participate and obtain the Smoke-Free at Home NM Gold Certification (applies to new construction, rehabilitation and/or adaptive reuse Projects and no smoking is permitted at any time on any part of the property) (6 points);
(iii) Projects agreeing to participate and obtain the Smoke-Free at Home NM Silver Certification (applies to new construction, rehabilitation and/or adaptive reuse Projects and does not allow smoking inside any of the units and common areas, nor within 25 feet of all entry ways and windows of the building. (4 points)

The Project must have appropriate space for the provision of smoking cessation classes.