In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service provided tax relief to issuers, operators, owners, and tenants of qualified low-income housing projects or qualified residential rental projects financed with exempt facility bonds, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over these projects.
For certain time-sensitive actions scheduled to be performed and requirements to be met on or after April 1, 2020 and before December 31, 2020, owners and operators now have until December 31, 2020 to perform the actions and satisfy the requirements.
Further, between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, owners of qualified low-income housing projects are not required to perform certain income recertifications or reduce the eligible basis in a building because of the temporary closure of an amenity or common area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over the projects are not required to conduct compliance-monitoring.
Additionally, between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, owners and operators of these projects, issuers, and state agencies may treat medical personnel and other essential workers providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic as if they were Displaced Individuals, as defined in Rev. Procs. 2014-49 and 2014-50, and therefore, may provide emergency housing for these persons as described in these revenue procedures.