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TDHCA launches new Fair Housing web resource

Can you name the seven protected classes under both the Fair Housing Act and Texas Fair Housing Act?  Do you know the Fair Housing Act by its alternate name and can you define its purpose?  Do you know which agencies are responsible for enforcing compliance with the Fair Housing Act in the United States?  In Texas?    

Need help answering these questions?  That's one of the many reasons why TDHCA has created its newly-launched Fair Housing website section.

The new section includes fair housing information for a variety of audiences and covers topics such as where to file a fair housing complaint, who is protected under the Fair Housing Act, common questions asked by renters and homebuyers, free training resources, and where to find HUD forms and equal opportunity logos.

The Department is committed to meeting HUD requirements to expand fair housing choice and opportunities in Texas. Part of this responsibility is to ensure all residents of the state know their rights under the Act or where to find this information if they need it.

The Fair Housing website section is just a portion of TDHCA's overall efforts, but it is a very important one. We encourage you to visit and learn!

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Date Headline
08/15/2014 State housing agency expands affordable rental market in Copperas Cove with award
07/31/2014 State housing agency allocates $60.1 million in tax credits; financing tool to create 5,400 units of affordable housing
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service providers to fight poverty in Aransas, Refugio counties
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service providers to fight poverty in Bee, Kenedy and Kleberg counties
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service provider to fight poverty in Live Oak, McMullen counties
06/26/2014 State housing agency’s $1 million contract to help county improve living standards in five colonias (El Paso County)
06/26/2014 State housing agency’s $600,000 contract to help county improve living standards in five colonias (Val Verde County)
06/06/2014 State housing agency joins Governor Perry in saluting, promoting affordable homeownership
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $5.7 million for major upgrades to Big Spring rental property
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $5.1 million for major upgrades to Marshall rental property
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $2.3 million loan toward major upgrades to Victoria rental property
04/10/2014 State housing agency moves to restore key energy assistance program to nine southwest Texas counties
01/27/2014 State housing agency’s $37 million funding package to expand Fort Worth’s affordable rental market
01/27/2014 State housing agency’s $969,000 in housing tax credits to increase affordable rental options in Brownsville