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General Information

The Division of Multifamily Finance administers Competitive (9%) Housing Tax Credits, Non-Competitive (4%) Housing Tax Credits, Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds, and Multifamily Direct Loans to assist in the development, preservation, and financing of affordable multifamily properties.

Multifamily Uniform Application

One Uniform Multifamily Application is used to review and approve requests for funds (with the exception of Special Initiatives). An applicant requesting Housing Tax Credits, Multifamily Bonds issued by TDHCA, or Multifamily Direct Loans must complete Uniform Multifamily Application and any supplemental, program-specific forms listed by Program area below. Applicants are encouraged to review program-specific manuals and the Rules that govern the program under which they are applying as they complete the Application. Prior year application materials or documents can be found on the Archive page. Additional program-related guidance can be found on the individual Program and FAQ pages.

Application Submission Calendar

All applicants are required to set up an online account in order to submit an application. The Electronic Filing Agreement can be found under the Supporting Information section below, along with specific instructions on how to set up the account.

The Competitive 9% HTC program has a prescribed program calendar regarding application submission and other important program deadlines and can be found in the QAP.

The Non-competitive 4% HTC program allows for the submission of applications on a monthly basis throughout the calendar year. With the exception of successful Lottery applicants, a Certificate of Reservation from the Texas Bond Review Board of Private Activity Bond volume cap is required before an application can be submitted. Applicants are encouraged to review the QAP to better understand the submission requirements.

The Multifamily Bond program, where the Department is serving as the bond Issuer, requires submission of a pre-application based on submission dates throughout the calendar year.

  • + 2024 Multifamily Bond Pre-Application Submission Timeline- reveals a new section below
    Submission Dates Public Comment
    Inducement Board
    December 4, 2023 January 2, 2024 January 11, 2024
    January 4, 2024 January 30, 2024 February 8, 2024
    February 1, 2024 February 27, 2024 March 7, 2024
    March 7, 2024 April 1, 2024 April 11, 2024
    April 4, 2024 April 30, 2024 May 9, 2024
    May 9, 2024 June 4, 2024 June 13, 2024
    June 5, 2024 July 1, 2024 July 11, 2024
    June 18, 2024 July 16, 2024 July 25, 2024
    August 1, 2024 August 27, 2024 September 5, 2024
    September 5, 2024 October 1, 2024 October 10, 2024
    October 3, 2024 October 29, 2024 November 7, 2024
    November 4, 2024 December 3, 2024 December 12, 2024

Applicants requesting Multifamily Direct Loan funds should review the applicable Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on the QAP, NOFAs and Rules page regarding application submission dates.

Multifamily Property Inventory

A list of properties in the Department’s portfolio can be found in the Property Inventory tab of the Site Demographics Characteristics Report in the Supporting Information section below. The inventory list is updated annually in November in preparation for the Competitive 9% HTC allocation round. For a list of Non-competitive 4% applications that are approved monthly throughout the year, refer to the 4% HTC Bond Status Log on the Non-competitive 4% HTC page.

2024 Multifamily Uniform Application Supporting Information

2023 Multifamily Uniform Application Forms

2023 Multifamily Uniform Application Supporting Information

2023 Pre-Application Materials

2022 Multifamily Direct Loan Application Materials

2022 Multifamily Uniform Application Forms

2022 Multifamily Uniform Application Supporting Information

Additional resources related to program guidance are listed on the individual program pages and the FAQs page.

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To receive email notifications relating to Multifamily program activities you can sign-up using the link below.

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