Home Innovation Insights

Home Innovation advocates for green certified affordable housing.

QAP Recap: Fall 2023

October 5, 2023

This is an ongoing series of blog posts where Cindy Wasser and Katie Dorn share updates on Home Innovation's green advocacy efforts and opportunities for NGBS Green Partners to get involved.

Home Innovation actively advocates for third-party certified, green, affordable housing by providing input for state Qualified Allocation Plan (QAPs). QAPs specify a state agency’s allocation of federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Most QAPs include criteria for energy efficiency and green building, and nearly 30 states specify green building certification as a requirement or point-based incentive.

This quarter continues to show most states encouraging or requiring green building certifications; however, there are still some states that do not recognize national certification programs. We also see more emphasis on green building programs than water-related certifications. Home Innovation continues to encourage states to recognize green building certifications and add incentives for further sustainability efforts such as water efficiency or net zero energy. 

When third-party green certification is included within a QAP, NGBS Green Certification is typically recognized alongside other credible national green building programs. NGBS Green certification is affordable to implement, making it ideally suited for affordable housing. For more information about QAPs and how to get involved, contact us

Recent QAP Updates by State: