Exterior of the Clark Commons affordable housing development in Buena Park, CA.

Where are Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Units Located?

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program has been a key component in the creation of affordable housing; in the 30 years since the program’s inception it has led to the development and financing of more than 3 million affordable apartment units.

LIHTC data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and demographic and housing data the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) were used by the NAHB Economics and Housing Policy group to create a series of maps, which show the concentration of LIHTC units by census tract and categorizes each census tract by income: very low-income, low-income, moderate-income, or high-income.

These maps provide users with the opportunity to better understand the distribution of LIHTC housing in select Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and allows users to easily identify census tracts that are underserved and offer affordable housing development opportunities.

Below is an example of the overall map and the detail drilldown for a Qualified Census Tract:

San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

San Francisco Map

Overall City Map

San Francisco Map

Breakdown by Qualified Census Tract

In the mapping tool when hovering a mouse over each census tract, a “Census Tract Profile” will pop up. Included in each profile are the following variables: population, rental units, poverty rate, unemployment rate, share with high school diploma, median household income, median family income, and LIHTC unit share of rental housing.

LIHTC Maps Are Available For:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Richmond, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Washington, DC

Tour the Tool

Curious about how the NAHB LIHTC Mapping Tool works? Check out a short video that walks you through how the tool works.

Tour the Tool

New Subscribers

Subscription to the LIHTC mapping tool is $1,250 annually for NAHB members and $1,350 for non-members. Subscribers receive unlimited access to the LIHTC maps. More cities are added quarterly to the mapping tool.

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Already a Subscriber or Housing Credit Group Member

If you are already an NAHB Housing Credit Group Associate Member, Housing Credit Group Steering Committee Member, or LIHTC Maping Tool Subscriber, you can access the maps via the link below.

Go to the LIHTC Mapping Tool

Looking for a List of Opportunity Zones

Interested in seeing if one of the Qualified Census Tracts you’ve viewed has been designated as an Opportunity Zone? Click below to be routed to the Treasury’s site to see a current list of Opportunity Zones.

Opportunity Zones


For more information on the LIHTC Mapping Tool, or the NAHB Housing Credit Group, please contact Crystal Jackson at cjackson@nahb.org or at 800-368-5242 x8207.