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


Upcoming Environmental Review Trainings



Subject Matter on:

Time/ Location

July 30, 2015

Disaster Relief

Down Payment Assistance
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
Supportive Services

10:00 a.m. – noon

August 3 – 5, 2015

Disaster Relief

Single-Family Construction Projects

Crown Plaza Hotel, Austin

September 1, 2015

Disaster Relief

Multifamily Projects Only

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Webinar, TDHCA HQ- Rm. 116

September 15-16, 2015

ESG Only

ESG Activities including non-construction activities (construction activities done on case by case basis with entity)

TBD – 1 hour
Webinar within the ESG Implementation Training

Join Program Services for an Environmental Webinar Training: Environmental Requirements of Down Payment Assistance Only and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Projects

Date:     Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time:    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Topics will include:

  • Step by Step process for completing an Environmental Review for Down Payment Assistance ONLY.
  • Step by Step process for completing an Environmental Review for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance.
  • Documentation Format and new requirements for submission to the Environmental Review Module on the Housing Contract System.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Environmental training will cover the process for Down Payment Assistance and Tenant Based Rental Assistance under HUD Part 58 Environmental Review. 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

      System Requirements
          PC-based attendees
          Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
          Mac®-based attendees
          Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
          Mobile attendees
          Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


TDHCA and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) invite you to: A Joint Environmental Workshop for Single Family and Disaster Relief Construction Activities

Space is Limited so Reserve your seat for the workshop now at:

The Environmental Workshop will include case studies, group projects, quizzes, games, group discussion and hands-on work completing an actual environmental review. The revamped training includes more participant interaction, fewer lectures and provides a hands-on approach for participants. This 3-day workshop will cover: project tiering, appropriate levels of review, and how to document for the various environmental elements. Participants will receive a clear understanding of what TDHCA and GLO require for each element. During the workshop, we will walk through the new electronic submission databases now available at both TDHCA and GLO.

If you have any questions about this training, please email them to:  environmental@tdhca.state.tx.us

Date:         August 3-5, 2015 – Monday - Wednesday
Time:        8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Location:  Crowne Plaza Austin North Central (6121 North I-35, Austin, Texas 78752)

A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees, see below for rates, booking instructions and special code needed to receive rate:

Reservations must be made by July 24, 2015 to receive special rate which includes breakfast. 

Environmental Training Venue Room Block:

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Austin North Central - 6121 North I-35 Austin, Texas 78752

How Block is identified: GLO- General land Office Environmental Training Meeting

Block Dates: August 2-4 2015, 2015 for sleeping room reservations

Block Expires: July 13, 2015

Rate:   $109.00 Single or Double with BREAKFAST Included as part of rate.

BOOKING LINK:  GLO-Environmental Training Meeting

National reservation hotline: For Best results book on line or call:

Call 1-800 593-5676 and use the following instructions:  

State - New reservations  CODE: GET

Specify the dates you wish to stay- AUGUST 2-4, 2015

Identify yourself as “GLO ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING” participant.


Driving Directions to Crowne Plaza:

  • Traveling North on I-35, exit 238A.  Travel north on service road 1/4 mile. After 2 traffic lights, hotel is on the right at the corner of I-35 and Hwy 290.
  • Traveling South on I-35, exit 238A.  As you exit, stay in left hand u-turn lane under I-35.  Once on the northbound frontage road, the hotel is on the right.
  • Traveling East on FM 2222, turn left at 2nd light at the intersection of 2222 & I-35 north frontage road.  Hotel is on the right.
  • Traveling West on Hwy. 290 towards I-35, take exit for I-35 north; hotel is on the right.


Past Training Event Materials


Environmental Clearance Training – TIERING, December 11, 2013

Environmental Clearance Training – NOISE, November 19, 2013


Davis-Bacon Certified Payrolls (DOL 347 WH) and Worker Classifications (4230a Form) - May 9, 2012


Cross-Cutting Regulations - Live Training (7/31/13)

Combined Training

Cross-Cutting Regulations - Overview Webinar (3/14/13)

Single Family Environmental and Davis Bacon Labor Standards Training (2/9/2011)

Multifamily Environmental and Davis Bacon Labor Standards Training (2/10/2011)