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

Department puts 2008 housing, community affairs rules out for public comment

All Texans interested in affordable housing and community service programs will have an opportunity to provide comment on a wide ranging set of program rules, planning guidelines, and policy documents at a series of six public hearings scheduled by TDHCA beginning September 24. Input provided by the public will assist TDHCA in finalizing many program rules and guidelines for 2008.

Agenda items for which TDHCA will accept public comment include (but is not limited to) rules and guidelines for the Housing Tax Credit, Multifamily Bond, HOME, First Time Homebuyer and Housing Trust Fund programs.

Comment will also be accepted on the Department’s Compliance Monitoring, Underwriting, Market Analysis, Appraisal, Environmental Site Assessment, Property Condition Assessment, Accessibility Requirement, and Reserve for Replacement rules.

In addition, TDHCA will accept comment on planning and policy documents including the Affordable Housing Needs Score, Regional Allocation Formula, and Consolidated Plan-One Year Action Plan.

A complete list of agenda topics and information on hearing times and locations is available by clicking on the link above. Also included is information on how to provide written comment for anyone unable to travel to one of the six hearings.

The comment period for all rules and policy documents runs September 10 through October 10, 2007, with the exception of HOME Program and accessibility requirement rules. The comment period for these two rules runs September 24 through October 29, 2007.