Manufactured Housing Division

The Sunset Review of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Manufactured Housing Division

The mission and performance of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Manufactured Housing Division (Department) are currently being reviewed by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed, and what improvements are needed to ensure that state funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

The Sunset review involves three steps. First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the Department and, in September 2010, will issue a report recommending solutions to problems found. The Sunset Commission will then meet to hear public testimony on the agency and the recommendations of the Sunset staff. This meeting is scheduled for November 16-17, 2010. Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will meet on December 15-16, 2010 to adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2011.

Through the Sunset review, every Texan has an opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the Department can be strengthened. If you would like to share your ideas about the agency, please contact Leah Daly of the Sunset staff. Suggestions are preferred by May 20, 2010, so they can be fully considered by the Sunset staff.

Sunset Advisory Commission
P.O. Box 13066
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax: 512/463-0705

Information about the Sunset process, including information on Sunset Commission meetings, can be found at: