The Critical Role of TIF, LIHTC, and City Grants

  • Jaime P. Luque
  • Nuriddin Ikromov
  • William B. Noseworthy


This chapter introduces Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) in a financial feasibility model with heterogenous locations. We show that both TIF and LIHTC effectively allow landlords to charge lower rents and make housing more affordable.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime P. Luque
    • 1
  • Nuriddin Ikromov
    • 2
  • William B. Noseworthy
    • 3
  1. 1.ESCP EuropeMadridSpain
  2. 2.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA
  3. 3.McNeese State UniversityLake CharlesUSA

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