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4 Points


Clubhouse

Washer/Dryer provided in each unit

3 Points


Community laundry (not eligible for points if you provide washer/dryer in each unit)

Playground

Computer center (two or more computers with printer and internet access)

Swimming pool

Splash Center

Exercise room with equipment

Dishwasher in each unit

Covered bus stop shelter

Gazebo

2 Points


Garbage disposal in each unit

Microwave in each unit

Ice maker in each unit

Washer-dryer connections in each unit (not eligible for point if you provide washer/dryer in each unit)

Community TV with cable

Basketball court

Picnic area with grills

Storm doors

Provide wireless internet service in clubhouse

Putting Green


      1. 5 points will be given for solid sod, which must provide a minimum of 20 feet (if ground space allows) from all sides of every building and between all buildings and paved areas. Landscaping around the building is allowed.


New Construction Projects Only (Maximum of 15 points)


      1. 4 points will be given for a 30-year roof as evidenced by manufacturer’s warranty.




      1. 4 points will be given for storm windows and insulated exterior doors or thermal break insulated windows and insulated exterior doors.




      1. 4 points for full brick/cementitious siding, stucco, or concrete masonry unit (CMU) products (no EIFS is acceptable).


Multifamily units (two or more units in a building) – A minimum of 50% of each exterior building, defined as the exterior façade from finished grade elevation to eave line, shall be brick. Each exterior wall must contain brick up to the bottom of the first floor windows on a two-story unit or the window sill of a one-story unit. The remaining 50% can be cementitious siding, stucco, or CMU products. The CMU products must be decorative, textured, patterned, color core, or painted. All entry areas into the apartment including covered breezeways, porches, balconies, and patios must have brick, cementitious siding, stucco, or CMU to be considered full brick.

Single-family units (single unit/detached building) – A minimum of 50% of the building, defined as the exterior façade from finished grade elevation to eave line, shall be brick. Each exterior wall must contain brick up to the bottom of the first floor windows on a two-story unit or the window sill of a one-story unit. The remaining 50% can be cementitious siding, stucco, or CMU products. The CMU products must be decorative, textured, patterned, color core, or painted.


      1. 3 points will be given for underground utilities.


Rehabilitation Projects Only (Maximum of 15 points)


      1. 3 points will be given for replacing existing roof with a 30-year roof as evidenced by manufacturer’s warranty.




      1. 3 points will be given for replacing all entry doors with insulated exterior doors and replacing all windows with storm windows or thermal break insulated windows.




      1. 3 points will be given for replacing all kitchen cabinets and countertops.

      2. 3 points will be given for replacing all plumbing fixtures.




      1. 3 points will be given for replacing all HVAC equipment




      1. 2 points will be given for replacing all kitchen appliances.




      1. 1 point will be given for replacing all water heaters.


All points for rehabilitation construction items will be verified by the Capital Needs Assessment and Architect’s Certification submitted with the application. Both documents must be completed and certified by the project Architect.


(ii.) Energy Conservation and Healthy Living Environment (Maximum 24 points)


  1. 4 points will be given to projects that promote energy conservation by exceeding the standards of the Council of American Building Officials Model Energy Code, as verified by the project architect.




  1. 4 points will be given to projects that are designed and built or rehabilitated to exceed a 15-year maintenance-free exterior standard, as verified by the project architect.




  1. 4 points will be given for all units containing Energy STAR rated appliances (refrigerator and dishwasher).




  1. 4 points will be given for attic insulation to R-38 (all attic spaces must be insulated in new construction and rehabilitation proposals).




  1. 4 points will be given for ARI rated furnace (90% AFUE), or heat pump (HSPF 7.8 for both HP 1.5 ton units and HP 2.0 ton units).




  1. 4 points will be given for the kitchen range hood ventilation to be vented to the exterior and equipped with a damper.




  1. 4 points will be given for ceiling fans in living rooms and all bedrooms.




  1. 4 points will be given for R-19 insulation in all exterior walls.




  1. 4 points will be given for projects that use solar power generation for all common items such as security lighting, parking lighting, and features in common areas.




  1. Rent Affordability (Maximum 8 Points)

A maximum of 4 points will be given to projects, which have a commitment for additional subsidies from the Federal Home Loan Bank for Affordable Housing Program (AHP) funds (AHP funds must be in the form of a grant from Federal Home Loan Bank), HOPE VI funds, HOME funds (AHFA’s HOME funds do not qualify), USDA Rural Development 515 funds, CDBG, Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds, Capital Fund Program Grant, Replacement Housing Factor Fund Grant, Weatherization Program funds, CHOICE Neighborhood funds, Promised Neighborhood fund, and HUD’s Economic Development Initiative program funds funded through the Community Development funds. The commitment must be a fully executed firm commitment from the applicable entity that will be granting the funds to project.

4 points - $15,000 per unit

3 points - $10,000 per unit

2 points - $4,000 per unit

4 points will be given to projects which have committed in writing to extend the low-income set-aside 5 years beyond the 15 years required by law.


  1. Tenant Needs (Maximum 10 Points)

  1. A maximum of 5 points (1 point each) will be given to applicants that provide services and/or activities for the tenants free of charge. In order for the service to be eligible for points, the owner must pay for the service, provide a place for the service, or provide transportation to the service. One point will be awarded for each fully completed Tenant Service form (see application package). The Tenant Service form must be signed by the service provider to be eligible for points. (Example: A representative of Fire Department must sign as the provider if fire safety is offered as a service.) The following services are the only services eligible for points.


Holiday festivities (3 times annually)

Computer training (monthly)

Financial (2 times annually)

Tutoring assistance (weekly)

Potluck dinners (2 times annually)

Fire safety (2 times annually)

Police safety (2 times annually)

Game night (monthly)

After- school program (weekly)

Arts and crafts (monthly)

Movie night (monthly)

Mom’s day out (monthly)

Monthly newsletter

Blood pressure screening (4 times annually)

CPR classes (2 times annually)


  1. 3 points will be given to projects with 100% of the units in the project designed, equipped and set-aside for elderly.




  1. 3 points will be given to projects targeting low-income families (individuals with children) with a minimum of 15% of the units having three or more bedrooms. (If an applicant chooses 100% elderly, the applicant will not receive points for three or more bedrooms.)




  1. 2 points will be given to projects which have committed in writing to target households on the public housing waiting list.




  1. Readiness Issues (Maximum 14 Points)

      1. 5 points will be given to applicants with evidence of attendance at the AHFA sponsored HOME/Housing Credit Training Seminar. The attendant must be a member of the development team.




      1. 5 points will be given for evidence that the applicant has secured construction and permanent financing sufficient to complete the project, as evidenced by a firm letter of commitment from a lending institution. The borrower must accept the commitments, if required by the lending institution. A general letter of interest or support is not a firm commitment. To be considered a commitment, the document must contain the terms, conditions, interest rate, disbursement conditions, security requirements, and repayment provisions and be signed by an authorized representative of the lending institution. The commitment may be subject to an allocation of Housing Credits or HOME funds. The commitment may not be subject to final credit approval by the lending institution. If the applicant is applying for HOME funds the first mortgage must have a twenty-year term and a twenty-year amortization.

      2. 2 points will be given for evidence of availability of all utilities to the site or evidence that they will be provided electricity, gas, water, sewage, and telephone. The sewage letter must state whether there is capacity to serve the proposed units. Evidence must be in the form of a signed letter from the utility provider.




      1. 2 points will be given for dated and executed organizational documents.




  1. Project Type (Maximum 3 Points)

3 points will be given for rehabilitation of existing buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historical Places.


  1. Location (Maximum 20 Points)

    1. Points Gained for Site Selection

Neighborhood Characteristics (Maximum 20 points)

Points will be awarded for the following services located within the specified distance of the site. Distance will be measured by odometer from the automobile entrance of the proposed project site to closest automobile entrance to the parking lot of the applicable service.

4 points (2 mile)

Grocery store

Hospital/Doctor Office

Pharmacy/Drug Store

Convenience Store

Bank/Credit Union

U.S. Post Office


    1. Points Deducted for Site Selection

  1. Negative Neighborhood Services (No Maximum)

(There is not a limit on the amount of points that can be deducted for negative neighborhood services.)


5 points each will be deducted if any of the following incompatible uses are adjacent to the site. Adjacent is defined as nearby, but not necessarily touching. (The following list is not all inclusive).

Junk yard/dump Pig/chicken farm

Salvage yard Processing plants

Wastewater treatment facility Industrial

Distribution facilities Airports

Electrical utility substations Liquor store

Railroads Prisons

Adult video/theater Solid waste disposal


2 points each will be deducted if any of the following incompatible uses listed are within ½ mile of the site. (The list is not all inclusive).


Junk yard/dump Pig/chicken farm

Salvage yard Processing plants

Wastewater treatment facility Airports

Prisons Solid waste disposal



  1. Accessibility (Maximum 2 points Deducted)

2 points will be deducted if the condition of the streets and sidewalks are unsatisfactory. The width of the streets will be taken into consideration.


  1. Applicant Characteristics (Maximum 28 Points)




  1. 5 points will be given to applicants with participation of minorities or women. To qualify for the points for participation of minorities or women the application must meet one of the following requirements:




      • Minorities or women have ownership in the project;

      • Minority- or women-owned business or individual(s) is/are listed as the developer on page 2 of the application;

      • Applicant/Owner guarantees at least 10% of the total building cost (line 19 of the Estimated Cost Certification) is awarded to minority- or women-owned businesses.

In all cases, the minority or female individual(s) must have at least a 50% ownership interest as the project’s general partner or 50% ownership interest in the participating business to qualify for the points. These businesses include, but are not limited to, real estate firms, construction firms, appraisal firms, management firms, financial institutions, investment banking firms, underwriters, accountants, and providers of legal services. The name and address of the company and the anticipated contract amount must be listed at the time of application on the form provided by AHFA in the application package in order to receive the points.


  1. A maximum of 10 points will be given to owners (individual(s), corporation(s), or in the case of a limited partnership, the general partner(s)) who have previous successful experience in the development of multifamily housing. Mobile home developments, hospitals, sanitariums, life care facilities, or intermediate care facilities are not considered multifamily housing for purposes of qualifying for points. The owner may include experience gained as an owner in another firm, but not as an employee of another firm. Applicants must currently own the properties listed for development points.


10 points (1000+ units or 10+ projects)

9 points (900 - 999 units or 9 projects)

8 points (800 - 899 units or 8 projects)

7 points (700 - 799 units or 7 projects)

6 points (600 - 699 units or 6 projects)

5 points (500 - 599 units or 5 projects)

4 points (400 - 499 units or 4 projects)

3 points (300 - 399 units or 3 projects)

2 points (200 - 299 units or 2 projects)

1 point (100 - 199 units or 1 project)



    1. A maximum of 10 points will be given to applicants with sound experience as managing agents of low-income housing. This experience is defined by the highest number of units currently managed. Only those units in projects that are considered low-income units will be counted in this total.

10 points (1000+ units or 10+ projects)

9 points (900 - 999 units or 9 projects)

8 points (800 - 899 units or 8 projects)

7 points (700 - 799 units or 7 projects)

6 points (600 - 699 units or 6 projects)

5 points (500 - 599 units or 5 projects)

4 points (400 - 499 units or 4 projects)

3 points (300 - 399 units or 3 projects)

2 points (200 - 299 units or 2 projects)

1 point (100 - 199 units or 1 project)



      1. A maximum of 3 points will be given to applicants that have been awarded Housing Credits or HOME Funds from AHFA. The applicant must have received IRS form 8609 or have closed the HOME loan and be in compliance at the time of allocation to qualify for the points. Applicants must currently own the properties listed for development points.

3 points (300+ units or 3+ projects)

2 points (200-299 units or 2 projects)

1 point (100-199 units or 1 project)



  1. POINTS LOST

      1. Incomplete Application (No Maximum Points Lost)

If threshold documentation is missing or a threshold requirement is not met at the time AHFA receives the application, the application will no longer be considered. AHFA may request a clarification of a threshold requirement and determine if complete at AHFA’s discretion.


One (1) point per missing and/or incomplete document will be deducted from an applicant’s score if AHFA, during the completeness check, or any time during the evaluation of the application, must notify the applicant of any document(s), which must be submitted. If the documents are not received by the specified time, the application will no longer be considered.


      1. Compliance (Maximum Loss of 30 Points)

  1. A maximum of 10 points will be deducted if the applicant’s approved and/or existing projects or the applicant’s management company’s existing projects are not in compliance with Section 42, the HOME Regulations or AHFA’s applicable QAP, HOME Action Plan, HOME, TCAP, or Exchange Commitments, Design Quality Standards and other policies and procedures.

  2. A maximum of 10 points will be deducted if there is a change in the financial structure (mortgages and/or rents) without AHFA’s prior written approval.

  3. A maximum of 5 points will be deducted if the applicant has not met the Davis-Bacon requirements on any existing project.




  1. Progress of AHFA Funded Projects (No Maximum)

2 points will be deducted if the applicant has any prior approved project by AHFA and has not closed syndication. AHFA reserves the right to contact Housing Credit investor for verification. GO Zone projects and projects that have closed an Exchange loan with AHFA will be exempt.


2 points will be deducted if the applicant has any prior approved project by AHFA and has not closed a construction loan if a construction loan is required to complete the project. No points will be deducted if the applicant has submitted a Firm Commitment application for approval to FHA on the applicant’s prior approved project. AHFA reserves the right to contact the construction lender for verification.
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