Affordable or public housing properties could have their application and licensing fees waived. If the property falls into one of four categories. If you qualify for a fee waiver you may also qualify to submit an alternative inspection report. Find more information on our page for inspections and inspector.
(1) Owned in whole by, owned in part by, or leased and operated by a local, state, or federal government agency.
(2) Owned by or leased and operated by any organization that has been exempted from federal income tax as a non-profit organization in good standing under section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and has been designated as income-restricted housing in section 27-154(d).
(3) Affordable housing projects constructed with the support of any combination of federal, state or local financial resources. This includes private activity bonds, tax credits, grants, loans, or other subsidies to incentivize the development of affordable housing. This includes support from the affordable housing permanent funds created in section 27-150.
(4) Property restricted by law, contract, deed, covenant, lease, or any other legally enforceable instrument to provide at least 80% of the total housing units only to income-qualified household receiving low-income housing assistance.
If you qualify by one of the referenced criteria and are applying for a fee exemption, you must submit the following with your application:
- Fee exemption affidavit(PDF, 121KB)
- If property includes different addresses, list all addresses on affidavit.
- An affordability exemption document. This could be an affordable housing agreement, Land Use Restriction Agreement (LURA), covenant with restrictions, warranty deed with restrictions, Section 8 agreement, Operating Cost Adjustment Factor (OCAF), Housing Assistance Payment Contract (HAP), or Request for Tenancy Approval (RAFTA). Rent contract change documents are not accepted.