Housing Resource Center Announcements
Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period on the Draft 2023 Regional Allocation Formula Methodology
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the Department) will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Draft 2023 Regional Allocation Formula (RAF) Methodology.
The public hearing will take place as follows:
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
2:00 p.m. Austin local time
Stephen F. Austin Building, Rm. 172
170 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The RAF may be accessed from TDHCA’s Public Comment Center at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm
The RAF utilizes appropriate statistical data to measure the affordable housing need and available resources in the 13 State Service Regions that are used for planning purposes. The RAF also allocates funding to rural and urban subregions within each region. The Department has flexibility in determining variables to be used in the RAF, per §2306.1115(a)(3) of the Tex. Gov’t Code, “the department shall develop a formula that…includes other factors determined by the department to be relevant to the equitable distribution of housing funds…” The RAF is revised annually to reflect current data, respond to public comment, and better assess regional housing needs and available resources.
The RAF methodology explains the use of factors, in keeping with the statutory requirements, which include the need for housing assistance, the availability of housing resources, and other factors relevant to the equitable distribution of housing funds in urban and rural areas of the state.
The Single Family HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Multifamily HOME, Housing Tax Credit (HTC), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program RAFs each use slightly different formulas because the programs have different eligible activities, households, and geographical service areas.
The public comment period for the Draft 2023 RAF methodology will be open from Monday, June 20, 2022, through Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., Austin local time. Anyone may submit comments on the Draft 2023 RAF Methodology in written form or oral testimony at the July 5, 2022, public hearing.
Written comments concerning the Draft 2023 RAF Methodology may be submitted by mail to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941, by email to email@example.com. Comments must be received no later than Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Austin local time.
Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for the public hearing on July 5, 2022, should contact Nancy Dennis, at 512-475-3959 or Relay Texas at 800-735-2989, at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for the public hearing should contact Danielle Leath by phone at 512-475-4606 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Personas que hablan espanol y requieren un interprete, favor de llamar a Danielle Leath al siguiente numero 512-475-4606 o enviarle un correo electronico a email@example.com por lo menos tres dias antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.