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Compliance

Patricia Murphy
Chief of Compliance
Main Telephone Number:
(512) 475-3926

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Texas 78711-3941

Division Overview

The Compliance Division ensures housing program compliance and financial compliance with federal and state regulatory mandates through established oversight and monitoring procedures. Onsite monitoring visits and desk reviews are mechanisms used for in-depth investigation and overall assessment, respectively.

Compliance objectives are achieved through five sections within the division: Contract Monitoring, Compliance Monitoring, Physical Inspections, and Community Affairs Monitoring.

Contract Monitoring

The Contract Monitoring section is responsible for ensuring that the Department’s HOME, Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs are administered and funds are expended in accordance with contract provisions and applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, and related statutes. Contract monitors review necessary program documents and financial records through desk reviews and on-site reviews to ascertain compliance with program requirements.

Selection of contracts for monitoring is primarily based on risk assessment. Contracts may also be selected for monitoring based on other factors, such as complaints or special requests.

Earnest Hunt, Contract Monitoring Manager
Phone: (512) 475-4608
Fax: (512) 475-3359

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Compliance Monitoring

The Compliance Monitoring section is responsible for long-term compliance with the various housing programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Compliance monitors review necessary records to assure adherence to program requirements and terms of the deed restrictions on multifamily affordable housing properties. Compliance monitors regularly conduct site inspections to verify that the income of tenants and rents charged for housing are at or below limits established by programs such as the Housing Tax Credit, Exchange, Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), HOME, Tax Exempt Bond, HTF, NSP, and Preservation programs. Monitors perform on-site and desk monitoring reviews and collect Annual Owner's Compliance Reports as required under Chapter 2306 of the Texas Government Code. Compliance Monitoring is also responsible for fair housing issues, property compliance training, and public information requests.

Information regarding compliance status of specific TDHCA monitored affordable housing properties may be obtained by calling or writing the Compliance Monitoring section. All Open Records Information requests must be submitted in writing.

Wendy Quackenbush, Compliance Manager
Phone: (512) 305-8860

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Physical Inspections

The Inspection section of the Compliance Division performs and administers inspections for developments monitored by the Compliance Division starting with plan reviews and continuing throughout the compliance period. Inspectors conduct site inspections, construction inspections, Uniform Physical Condition Standards inspections on new construction and acquisition and/or rehabilitation multifamily developments. Additionally, the section inspects single family homes rebuilt, rehabilitated, or receiving down payment assistance; home and apartments receiving weatherization funds; structures funded under the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program; conducts Housing Quality Standards evaluations; and reviews Emergency Shelters. This section also administers construction and physical inspections performed by the Department’s outside inspection.

Stephen Jung, Inspections Manager
Phone:
(512) 475-3847

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Community Affairs Monitoring

The Community Affairs Program Monitors perform desk reviews or on-site monitoring to ensure the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), Homeless Housing and Services Program and the Weatherization Assistance Programs are administered and funds are expended in accordance with contract provisions and applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, and related statutes. The Community Affairs Monitoring section is also responsible for ensuring that Department programs are in compliance with federal and state Single Audit requirements. Community Affairs Monitors review necessary program documents and financial records through desk reviews and on-site reviews to ascertain compliance with program requirements. Assistance Program (CEAP), Homeless Housing and Services Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program are administered and funds are expended in accordance with contract provisions and applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, and related statutes. The Community Affairs Monitoring section is also responsible for ensuring that Department programs are in compliance with federal and state Single Audit requirements. Community Affairs Monitors review necessary program documents and financial records through desk reviews and on-site reviews to ascertain compliance with program requirements.

Selection of contracts for monitoring is primarily based on risk assessment. Contracts may also be selected for monitoring based on other factors, such as prior findings, complaints and/or special requests.

Celedonio "J.R." Mendoza Jr., Community Affairs Monitoring Manager
Phone: (512) 475-3904

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