Recent Updates to OHFA LIHTC Compliance Manual

Changes have been made to the OHFA LIHTC, HOME, and NHTF compliance manuals. We have included a summary of the changes. Full manuals are linked to their place on the OHFA website.

LIHTC Compliance Manual

Revised March 2022:
Chapter 2: OHFA’s Responsibilities:
a) Added Common Non-compliance *Residents do not have access to storm shelters
24/7.
*If a storm shelter belongs to a specific HH, it is acceptable for the HH to use and
lock such shelter how they wish. OHFA suggests owner/mgmt. obtain a release
signed by the HH explaining they are aware of possible risks.
Chapter 3: Owner’s Responsibilities:
b) Physical Condition of Units / Updated Carbon Monoxide Language
• A Carbon Monoxide Detector is REQUIRED if a unit contains a fuel-burning
appliance and/or has an attached garage NO LATER THAN DECEMBER. 27,
2022.
• A Carbon Monoxide Detector is REQUIRED ASAP if a unit contains a fuel
burning appliance and/or has an attached garage and the LIHTC Award was made
post-2018.
If a CO detector is not present but needed (for pre-2019 awards) due to identified source, this
will be noted on the inspection. This will be an observation instead of a finding prior to
Dec. 27, 2022. After this time, any missing CO detectors will be considered a Health and
Safety finding.

HOME Compliance Manual

Revised March 2022:
Chapter 26: Rental Program / Inspections
a. Added Carbon Monoxide Language
• A Carbon Monoxide Detector is REQUIRED if a unit contains a fuel-burning
appliance and/or has an attached garage NO LATER THAN DECEMBER.
27, 2022.
• A Carbon Monoxide Detector is REQUIRED ASAP if a unit contains a fuel-burning appliance and/or has an attached garage and the HOME Award was
made post-2018.
If a CO detector is not present but needed (for pre-2019 awards) due to identified
source, this will be noted on the inspection. This will be an observation instead
of a finding prior to Dec. 27, 2022. After this time, any missing CO detectors
will be considered a Health and Safety finding.

National Housing Trust Fund

Revised March 2022:
Chapter 19: Rental Program / Inspections
a. Added Carbon Monoxide Language
• A Carbon Monoxide Detector is REQUIRED if a unit contains a fuel burning
appliance and/or has an attached garage NO LATER THAN DECEMBER. 27,
2022.
• A Carbon Monoxide Detector is REQUIRED ASAP if a unit contains a fuel
burning appliance and/or has an attached garage and the NHTF Award was made
post-2018.
If a CO detector is not present but needed (for pre-2019 awards) due to identified
source, this will be noted on the inspection. This will be an observation instead of a
finding prior to Dec. 27, 2022. After this time, any missing CO detectors will be
considered a Health and Safety finding.

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