Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Public Hearings for Phase 2 Analysis of Impediments
The State of Texas is holding five Public Hearings regarding Phase 2 of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing:
Austin - Completed
07/23/2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Travis Building, Rm 1-100
1701 N. Congress
Austin, TX 78711
Nacogdoches - Completed
08/01/2013 - 12:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches Community Center
1112 North St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Fort Worth - Completed
08/06/2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Central Library, Chappell Meeting Room
500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Harlingen - Completed
08/08/2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Harlingen City Hall, Town Hall Meeting Room
118 E. Tyler Ave.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Midland - Completed
08/13/2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Midland County Courthouse, 1st Floor Auxiliary Courtroom
500 N. Lorraine St.
Midland, TX 79701
Individuals who require auxiliary aids, services or sign language interpreters for these hearings should contact Gina Esteves, ADA Responsible Employee, at 512.475.3943 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least five business days before the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for these hearings should contact Jorge Reyes, 512.475.4577 at least five business days before the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Personas que hablan español y requieren un intérprete, favor de llamar a Jorge Reyes al siguiente número 512.475.4577 por lo menos cinco días laborables antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.
Overview of Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
The State of Texas, in its Consolidated Plan, certifies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it will affirmatively further fair housing. TDHCA, as the lead affordable housing agency for the State of Texas, periodically prepares an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) for submission to HUD. The topics that are analyzed: demographic data, policies, and practices, shape circumstances that influence the abilities of low-income households to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing. The AI may examine actions, omissions, or decisions based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, familial status, or national origin that may directly or indirectly restrict fair housing choices.
TDHCA has updated the State’s AI in two phases, known as Phase 1 and Phase 2. The first phase was approved by HUD on May 13, 2011 and addressed a limited geographic area of the state affected by hurricanes Ike and Dolly. Phase 1 identified 16 impediments to fair housing choice in four categories: education, training, planning, and enforcement. Preliminary work on Phase 2 began in late 2011 and in-depth research and widespread outreach occurred statewide throughout 2012. The scope of work for Phase 2 requires the development of a plan that is cohesive with Phase 1, so that they work together as two parts for a whole AI for the state of Texas.
Phase 2 is now available in draft form, and public hearings were held throughout the State in Austin, Fort Worth, Midland, Nacogdoches, and Harlingen during July and August.
The 45-day public comment period began Friday, July 5 and ended Monday, August 19.