WASHINGTON -- Some projects financed with the low-income housing tax credit could be derailed because of a Housing and Urban Development policy of annually updating the number of cities and counties poor enough to be eligible for extra amounts of credit, lobbyists and developers said yesterday.

Those lobbyists and developers said they only recently became aware of that policy when HUD updated a list of those areas it had originally published in 1990. Dropped from the list were San Jose, the borough of Manhattan in New York City, and 10 counties.

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