Funding Housing for Older People and Supported Housing: US Low Income Housing Tax Credits and their use in the UK

Cover Case Study 99

This Housing LIN Case Study no 99 is a follow up study undertaken last year in the USA which assessed the operation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits as a source of funding for affordable housing in the USA. It includes examples of schemes funded for people with support needs and older people. The aim for the study was to explore whether there are useful elements within the US system of funding affordable housing that could be employed in the UK.

This study will hopefully contribute to the wider debate on determining additional ways in which affordable housing can be funded in the UK and boost housing production, including housing for vulnerable and older people.