Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

HOME and Homeless Programs Division Announcements

ESG Compliance Monitoring Process Webinar

This webinar will cover the ESG monitoring process; the monitoring review; fraud, waste, and abuse; and common monitoring findings.

2019 HOME General Set Aside Funding Availability

Funds for general set-aside activities will be available in the HOME Reservation System beginning December 3, 2019. These funds are subject to the Regional Allocation Formula (RAF). Initial funding set-asides differentiate between rural and urban subregions within each Uniform State Service Region. As time passes, any funds not requested will collapse into larger geographic pools, which encompass the whole Uniform State Service Region, in order that applicants in high demand areas are allowed an opportunity to access the unrequested funds initially set-aside for low demand areas in the Region. Sometime after the urban/rural collapse within the Uniform State Service Regions occurs, the remaining funding for each of the Uniform State Service Regions will collapse for statewide availability. Finally, after the statewide collapse any remaining available funds dedicated for a specific activity will collapse and be allowed to be used for any other eligible activity.

Please note that state law limits the amount of funding TDHCA can provide in Participating Jurisdictions, which are areas of the state that receive their own dedicated funding source for HOME from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As such, some areas of the state may not be eligible for TDHCA's HOME funding even after the statewide collapse occurs as described above. All of the funds described in this notice in more detail in the NOFA will be made available to HOME Reservation System Participants through the Reservation System.

The NOFA may be accessed at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/nofa.htm. Applications for participation in the Reservation System, program guidelines, and applicable HOME rules are available on the TDHCA's website at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/applications.htm.

For questions regarding this NOFA, please contact Raul Salazar, HOME Production Coordinator for the HOME and Homelessness Programs Division, at (512) 475-2975 or via email at HOME@tdhca.state.tx.us.

Homebuyer Assistance with New Construction or Rehabilitation Funding Availability

Funds will be available in the HOME Reservation System for the new HOME Program activity Homebuyer Assistance with New Construction or Rehabilitation (HANC) beginning November 4, 2019. HANC provides HOME Program Administrators the ability to offer a homebuyer assistance program which includes mortgage financing in conjunction with major rehabilitation of an existing home, or construction of a new home.

More information about this funding opportunity may be found on the TDHCA Notices of Funding Availability page located at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/nofa.htm.

To access funds for HANC, Administrators with an existing HOME Reservation agreement may request to amend their existing agreement to include the new activity. Eligible entities without an existing HOME Reservation agreement may apply for access to the HOME Reservation system. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Please contact Raul Salazar, Single Family Production Coordinator at raul.salazar@tdhca.state.tx.us to request information related to amending existing agreement or submission of applications for new agreements.