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TDHCA Press Room

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Have you been thinking of working to expand housing options for all members of your neighborhood but not sure where to start?

Have you heard about an affordable rental property proposed for your community and wonder how it may impact your neighborhood?

Have you wondered if you really even know what the term "affordable housing" means?  

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, TDHCA encourages you to visit its Community Information page, a valuable resource dedicated to helping keep Texans and their neighbors informed on the Department and its activities.

Beyond helping explain what affordable housing is, the page also offers details on how to receive notifications regarding the submission and status of pre-applications and applications for housing tax credit properties proposed to be located within a specific zip code.

Visitors to the web page can also learn how to find out if their neighborhood is qualified to provide input for Quantifiable Community Participation, an important scoring factor that can determine whether or not a proposed multifamily rental property receives financing.

The page provides information regarding how neighbors can attend a public hearing or a meeting of the TDHCA Governing Board to provide public comment.

Lastly, for those who represent their community as an elected official, the Community Information web page contains links to other areas of TDHCA's website providing information on how to promote and expand affordable housing locally.

News Releases

News releases are developed by the Communications and Marketing section of the Division of Policy and Public Affairs to publicize TDHCA program activities. These include application funding cycles, program grant awards, special events, board activities, and other relevant information.

Date Headline
10/15/2014 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