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Agriculture Workforce Housing Tax Credit Program
Grant and Tax Credit Programs / AWHTC Program

The Agriculture Workforce Tax Credit (AWHTC) Program (formerly known as Farmworker Housing Tax Credit Program) is designed to give a state income tax credit to investors who incur costs to construct, install, acquire or rehabilitate agriculture workforce housing. The tax credit may be taken on 50 percent of the eligible costs actually paid or incurred to complete an agriculture workforce housing project. The total of estimated eligible costs for all approved projects for each calendar year is $7.25 million. 100 percent of the credit may be transferred to a contributor of the project.

Due to a high volume of applications at the start of 2017, all of 2017's AWHTC program tax credits have been awarded. We are still accepting applications in 2017, and each will be placed on hold in the order they are received to be eligible, should credits become available in 2017. You are not required to submit a $200 application fee to be placed on hold in the queue. If you are looking to begin building an agriculture workforce housing project in 2017, please submit an application. OHCS wants to gain more data on the need for these credits which will help inform us in future conversations regarding preservation and the need for potential increases to the AWHTC program in future years.​ 

  Factsheet: Agriculture Workforce Housing Tax Credit (AWHTC) Program
  2017 AWHTC Annual Notice and General Information
  2017 AWHTC Application
  For More Information:
Edward Brown, Program Analyst
PH (503) 986-2082 | E-Mail​

Related Resources:
Farmworker Housing Finance Information Center
Factsheet: Multifamily Housing Finance Section