HUD published its Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2013 in the Federal Register.
This notice designates Difficult Development Areas (DDAs) for purposes of the LIHTC. HUD makes these DDA designations annually. In addition to announcing the 2013 DDA designations, the notice responds to public comment received in response to the proposed use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) for designating DDAs as published in the notice Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2012, published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2011. After considering the public comments, HUD has decided to delay by one year the adoption of small area DDAs. The 2014 DDAs will be published in a separate notice at a later date after further consideration of the Small DDA concept.
A copy of the DDAs may be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-28/pdf/2012-23900.pdf