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

TDHCA Interactive


TDHCA Interactive lists and describes interactive tools on this Web site developed to help visitors find and use information concerning housing and community affairs issues.

Housing and Financial Assistance Tools

Income and Rent Limits in TDHCA-Supported Properties
A general explanation of how income and rent limits are set for TDHCA-supported properties.

Help For Texans
Find organizations in your area that provide financial assistance for homebuying, paying rent or repairing your home. You can also find assistance for utility bill payments, services for homeless persons and other services to very low income Texans.

Vacancy Clearinghouse
Find affordable rental units in your area.

My First Texas Home Mortgage Qualifier
This calculator tool will tell you if you are eligible for My First Texas Home and what your estimated monthly payments will be based on the price of your home and your interest rate.

Manufactured Housing Database
Search and download information stored in the Manufactured Housing Division database. View home installation, ownership, tax lien, Central Tax Collector, and license holder information.

Closing Status Database
This database is updated daily so that all parties interested in the status of a pending loan closing can see where their transaction is in the process.


General Tools

TDHCA Email List
Sign up to receive news and updates concerning TDHCA and its programs.

TDHCA Calendar Listing
Search the TDHCA database for public events and their related documents by category for upcoming months. Includes dates, times, locations, comments and related publications.

Complaint System
File complaints dealing with TDHCA programs and/or properties. Issues not falling under TDHCA jurisdiction, (e.g. public housing authorities, non-TDHCA funded programs or properties, and homeowner associations) cannot be resolved by TDHCA.

TDHCA Online Forums
A place for the department to gain customer feedback on various policies, programs or services.


Partner Tools

MHD Tax Lien Database
The MHD Tax Lien Database System is designed to allow taxing entities the ability to release their own liens as well as the liens for the entities they collect for.

Multifamily Housing Preservation Clearinghouse
For developers, nonprofits, consultants and lending institutions. The Multifamily Preservation Clearinghouse is a venue for those interested in the preservation of affordable multifamily properties in Texas. Post or view lists of potential buyers, properties for sale, financial institutions and other organizations, as well as notices of opt-outs and prepayments.

Community Affairs Contract System
Allows subrecipients of Community Services and Energy Assistance programs to sign and view their contracts and submit performance and financial reports through the Web.

Compliance Monitoring & Reporting
Participating property owners may update property data including unit and household information required by the unit status report. Once all information is entered the property owner may submit the USR information.

TDHCA Housing Contract System
Setup HOME, Housing Trust Fund, and CDBG Disaster Recovery contract activities and budgets, submit requests for draws, and check the status of any recently submitted transaction.

Loan Reservation System
1) allows organizations that have been certified as a Contract Administrator (CA) to enter a setup and reserve funds for a borrower to participate in the 2010-2011 Homebuyer Assistance Program, and 2) allows Colonia Self-Help Centers and nonprofit organizations that have been certified as a Nonprofit Owner-Builder Housing Provider (NOHP) to reserve funds for an Owner-Builder applicant to participate in the 2010-2011 Texas Bootstrap Loan Program.