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


Street: 221 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Mail: PO Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941
Phone: 512-475-3140
Fax: 512-475-3359


Division Overview

The Compliance Division monitors programs funded through the Office of Colonia Initiatives Program, Community Affairs Division, the HOME and Homeless Programs Division, the Housing Trust Fund Program, and all Multifamily Programs (Housing Tax Credits, HOME, Tax Exempt Bonds, Texas Housing Trust Fund, Tax Credit Assistance, Tax Credit Exchange, Neighborhood Stabilization, Section 811 Project Rental Assistance, Tax Credit Assistance Repayment Funds, and the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program).

Compliance objectives are achieved through three sections within the division: Subrecipient Monitoring, Compliance Monitoring, and Physical Inspections.

Subrecipient Monitoring

The Subrecipient Monitoring section is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Department's Utility Assistance, Community Services Block Grant, Weatherization, Emergency Solution Grant, Homeless Housing and Services Program, Self Help Center Program, Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Amy Young Barrier Removal programs. The Subrecipient monitoring section also conducts financial and Davis Bacon reviews for multifamily developments that receive federal funds from the Department. Subrecipient monitors evaluate program compliance and ensure funds are expended in accordance with contract provisions and applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, and related statutes. Subrecipient monitors review necessary program documents and financial records through desk reviews, on-site reviews and onsite Weatherization inspections to ascertain compliance with program requirements.

Earnest Hunt, Director of Subrecipient Monitoring
Phone: (512) 475-4608
Fax: (512) 475-3359


Compliance Monitoring

The Compliance Monitoring section is responsible for long-term compliance with the multifamily housing programs funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Compliance monitors conduct reviews to evaluate compliance with income and rent limits as well as other requirements including social services and affirmative marketing. Compliance Monitors conduct reviews at least once every three years. In addition, the Compliance Monitoring section reviews each property's Annual Owner's Compliance Reports as required under Chapter 2306 of the Texas Government Code and other federal regulations. The Compliance Monitoring section provides training for owners and managers.

Wendy Quackenbush, Director of Compliance Monitoring
Phone: (512) 305-8860


Physical Inspections

The Physical Inspection section of the Compliance Division performs inspections of multifamily developments funded through the Department's Multifamily programs. Inspectors conduct a final construction inspection prior to final allocation of Department funds. At least every three years thereafter a Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspection is performed. Some UPCS inspections are conducted by Department staff; others are outsourced. The Physical Inspection Section oversees the contract with the UPCS vendor and ensures that owners correct all identified deficiencies. Additionally, the section inspects single family homes rebuilt, rehabilitated, receiving down payment assistance or HOME funded rental 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.

Manuel Pena, Manager of Physical Inspections
(512) 475-3359