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TDHCA seeks comment on 2015 rules

September brings the hope of cooler weather just around the corner, the return of high school and college football, and the way-too-early Halloween promotions that permeate our local stores.

The month also brings a series of draft TDHCA rules with it, and this year is no exception.

The Department's draft rules always come with a corresponding public comment period, which for most (but not all) will run September 19 through October 20, and this is where you come in. We want your feedback.

All Texans are encouraged to learn more about TDHCA's 2015 draft rules and share their thoughts with the Department. These rules include:

  • Draft Uniform Multifamily Rules, which cross-cut all multifamily activities
  • Draft Qualified Allocation Plan, directly administering the Housing Tax Credit Program
  • Draft Underwriting Rules, regarding a key staff function that helps the Department make informed funding decisions
  • Draft Asset Management Rules administering  TDHCA's oversight responsibilities relating to development performance for multifamily properties
  • Draft Compliance Monitoring Rules that help ensure the properties TDHCA finances comply with all state and federal guidelines

The programs these rules administer have an enormous impact on the state, and all residents should have a chance to have their opinion heard regarding the rules that govern them.

Information on providing comment may be found on the Department's Calendar under the draft rules heading. And look for additional draft rules in the weeks to come.

News Releases

News releases are developed by the Communications and Marketing section of the Division of Policy and Public Affairs to publicize TDHCA program activities. These include application funding cycles, program grant awards, special events, board activities, and other relevant information.

Date Headline
07/31/2014 State housing agency allocates $60.1 million in tax credits; financing tool to create 5,400 units of affordable housing
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service providers to fight poverty in Aransas, Refugio counties
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service providers to fight poverty in Bee, Kenedy and Kleberg counties
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service provider to fight poverty in Live Oak, McMullen counties
06/26/2014 State housing agency’s $1 million contract to help county improve living standards in five colonias (El Paso County)
06/26/2014 State housing agency’s $600,000 contract to help county improve living standards in five colonias (Val Verde County)
06/06/2014 State housing agency joins Governor Perry in saluting, promoting affordable homeownership
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $5.7 million for major upgrades to Big Spring rental property
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $5.1 million for major upgrades to Marshall rental property
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $2.3 million loan toward major upgrades to Victoria rental property
04/10/2014 State housing agency moves to restore key energy assistance program to nine southwest Texas counties
01/27/2014 State housing agency’s $37 million funding package to expand Fort Worth’s affordable rental market
01/27/2014 State housing agency’s $969,000 in housing tax credits to increase affordable rental options in Brownsville
12/12/2013

State housing agency invests $3 million to expand affordable rental options in Rio Grande City

10/11/2013

State housing agency awards $1.2 million to expand El Paso’s affordable rental market

10/11/2013 State housing agency awards $442,000 to expand Levelland’s affordable rental mark
10/11/2013

State housing agency awards $1.5 million to expand San Antonio’s affordable rental market

10/11/2013 State housing agency awards $890,000 to expand affordable rental market for Richmond’s seniors
09/20/2013 Director of state housing agency’s Multifamily Finance Division named industry’s ‘2013 Young Leader’
09/12/2013 State housing agency awards $1.2 million to expand Austin’s affordable rental market
07/25/2013 State housing agency allocates $57.8 million in tax credits; financing tool to create 5,000 units of affordable housing
06/14/2013

State housing agency, Governor’s Homeownership Month proclamation promote, support affordable homeownership

05/09/2013 County earns additional $500,000 from state housing agency to expand assistance to colonia residents (El Paso County)
02/25/2013

$12 million federal grant to help Texas house, reduce homelessness among low-income persons with disabilities

02/21/2013

State housing agency’s $3 million loan to expand affordable rental market, housing choice in Midland

01/17/2013
01/17/2013 State housing agency sending local nonprofit additional $128,750 to fight, prevent homelessness (Austin)
01/17/2013 State awards $1 million to improve housing, lives for colonia residents in Cameron and Willacy counties
01/17/2013 State housing agency’s $3 million loan to lift Lake Dallas’ affordable rental market, increase housing choice
01/17/2013 State housing agency’s $1.45 million loan to continue expansion of housing choice, economy in Johnson City
12/13/2012 State housing agency’s funding package to increase housing choice, add boost to New Braunfels economy
12/13/2012 State housing agency cements deal providing energy assistance, self-sufficiency programs in six area counties (Southwest Texas)
10/09/2012 State housing agency’s funding package to increase housing choice, add momentum to Lubbock economy
09/06/2012 State housing agency’s $1.5 million loan to lift Brownwood’s affordable rental market, increase housing choice
09/06/2012

State housing agency’s $2 million loan to lift Blanco’s affordable rental market, increase housing choice

08/20/2012

State council report: Continue to match employment and health services, local housing programs to reduce homelessness

07/27/2012 State housing agency’s $48.6 million in housing tax credits to expand housing choices, support local economies
07/26/2012 State housing agency awards $1.2 million to county improving housing, lives in colonias (Webb County)
07/26/2012 State housing agency awards $1 million to county improving housing, lives in colonias (Hidalgo County)
06/29/2012 State housing agency: $97 million ready to ease energy cost burden for low-income Texans
06/14/2012

State housing agency: Four great ways to celebrate Homeownership Month and achieve American Dream

06/14/2012 State housing agency sending $8.7 million to local providers working to prevent homelessness
06/14/2012 State housing agency moves to restore energy assistance program in six southwest Texas counties
05/23/2012 Texans encouraged to lower housing costs through Energy Star sales tax holiday
05/11/2012 State awards $125,000 to regional nonprofit helping
lift Native Americans into self sufficiency (Dallas)
05/11/2012 State awards $125,000 to regional nonprofit helping
lift farmworkers into self sufficiency (South Plains)
05/11/2012 State awards $51,600 to Hidalgo County to help
lift farmworkers into self sufficiency
05/11/2012 State awards $125,000 to local nonprofit helping
lift farmworkers into self sufficiency (San Antonio)
05/11/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Holliday
05/11/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Lockney
05/11/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Olton
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Anson
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in George West
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Madisonville
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in McCamey
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $435,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Muleshoe
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Ore City
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Rockport
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Roma
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Rusk
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Seminole
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Sinton
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Skellytown
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Wolfe City
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $1.1 million to regional nonprofit enhancing client stability, neighborhood vitality (West Central Texas)
04/17/2012 State housing agency providing lift to Kaufman’s affordable rental market, increasing housing choice
04/17/2012 State housing agency providing lift to Orange’s affordable rental market, increasing housing choice
04/04/2012 Governor Perry and state housing agency celebrate Fair Housing Month, pledge support for housing choice
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $2 million to expand rental housing choices in Johnson City
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Troup
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Orange Grove
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in New Summerfield
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Gilmer
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Agua Dulce
02/17/2012 State housing agency awards $3.6 million for housing helping youth transition out of foster care (Austin)
02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Rising Star

02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Lindale

02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Ingleside

02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in East Bernard

02/16/2012 State housing agency awards $368,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Bullard
02/16/2012

State housing agency makes $300,000 commitment to affordable single family housing in Prairie View, Hempstead

01/18/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in the City of Taft
01/18/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in the City of Carrizo Springs
01/18/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in the City of Andrews