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Multifamily rules: Have your say

You can’t judge a book by its cover, or so they say. If that’s true, you also shouldn’t judge a rule by its name.

Just because they may sound a little complicated – or maybe a lot complicated – don’t be intimidated by the Department’s Uniform Multifamily Rules and Qualified Allocation Plan (“QAP”). They are important to TDHCA and all those who provide or depend on affordable rental housing in Texas.

In fact, these two sets of rules are among the most significant administered by TDHCA. Why?

These rules jointly establish the manner in which the Department makes funding awards for multifamily developments, including Housing Tax Credits, and the general requirements associated in making such awards.

They also directly impact the Multifamily Bond, HOME Multifamily Development, and other topics related to TDHCA’s multifamily activities. So yeah, they’re big deals.

You know what else is a big deal? You now have an opportunity to help shape these rules for the 2016 program year.

TDHCA is currently accepting public comment on its Draft 2016 Uniform Multifamily Rules (Subchapters A - E and G) and QAP through 5 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Draft versions of these rules are available on TDHCA’s Web site at the first link above.

Written comments may be submitted in hard copy or electronic formats to the appropriate individuals whose contact information is detailed at the end of each section of the Public Comment Center webpage.

All Texans are encouraged to participate in this process and have their voices heard. The programs these rules administer are too important not to.


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