Qualified Census Tract Confirmation

What is a Qualified Census Tract?

A Qualified Census Tract (QCT) is any census tract (or equivalent geographic area defined by the Census Bureau) in which at least 50% of households have an income less than 60% of the Area Median Gross Income (AMGI). HUD has defined 60% of AMGI as 120% of HUD's Very Low Income Limits (VLILs), which are based on 50% of area median family income, adjusted for high cost and low income areas.

QCT interactive map: https://www.huduser.gov/QCT/qctmap.html 

Standard Operating Procedures for Qualified Census Tract (QCT) Confirmation Letter Requests

When a request for a QCT confirmation letter is submitted to the City of Miami, the developer will be instructed to:

  1. Complete the online QCT Confirmation and AHC Request Form. The QCT request must have the following in order to be processed by the Planning and Zoning Department:

    • Developer Name

    • Site Address (Exact address preferred)

    • Affordable Housing Certification

    • Aerial of site (optional)

  2. To obtain the AHC, the developer must contact Charles McKinnon at the Department of Community and Economic Development by calling 305-416-2084 or sending an email to CMckinnon@MiamiGov.com
    **Email requests are encouraged for purposes of expediency.

  3. After obtaining the AHC, the QCT request will be forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Department in order to receive the QCT Confirmation Letter. The Planning and Zoning Department will verify the site’s QCT eligibility and provide the following: 

    • An official QCT confirmation letter from the Planning and Zoning Department.

    • An aerial image, produced by Planning and Zoning staff verifying the site’s location within a QCT.

    • A copy of the AHC (previously obtained from DCED).

  4. Allow 3-5 business days for notification from the Planning and Zoning Department for ACT Confirmation and AHC Letter pickup.

  5. Pick up your QCT Confirmation and AHC Letter from the Planning and Zoning Department located at:
    444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Miami, FL 33130

Please contact Guillermo de Nacimiento at 305-416-1459 or GDeNacimiento@MiamiGov.com  should you have any questions. **Email requests are encouraged for purposes of expediency.