A Qualified Census Tract is a High Cost Area (HCA) determined by HUD that receives a
130% adjustment of their qualified basis for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Section 42)
financing, thus allowing a greater percentage of costs to be covered by the Tax Credit
itself. QCTs must meet certain housing cost and income guidelines as determined by
A Qualified CensusTract is any census tract (or equivalent geographic area defined by
the Bureau of the Census) in which at least 50% of households
have an income less than 60%
of the AMGI. All of the QCTs in a Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA)
cannot include more than 20% of the PMSA's total population.
We have left all QCTs since 2001 in the database for
historical comparison. All QCTs for 2001 and 2002 are 1990
boundaries. 2000 Census boundaries apply for 2003 through 2012.
2010 boundaries apply to 2013 and beyond.
Enter the year (2001 - 2017), county and the two-letter state abbreviation to return the numbers of all
Qualified Census Tracts in that county.
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