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


Upcoming Training Events

In Depth Environmental Training Workshop for HOME, CDBG and NSP Funds

Dates:              May 2 – 5, 2016
Location:         Health and Human Services Commission –
                        909 West 45th Street, CO2 (Main Bldg.) PHR 164,
                        Austin, TX

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Texas General Land Office in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture are offering a workshop to provide an in depth look at the environmental process.

This workshop will provide hands-on training for HUD's Environmental Regulations found at 24 CFR Part 58 for HOME, CDBG and NSP funded activities (e.g. multifamily housing, single family housing, infrastructure and disaster recovery). This workshop will provide the level of information required based on your needs, your time constraints and your level of expertise. You build the workshop to best fit your needs. 

  • May 2nd at 1:00 PM - a beginners’ half-day opening session focused on the levels of review and a detailed explanation of how to tier projects. This is a must for beginners and a good refresher for those that utilize tiering and this is the ONLY session that will discuss tiering. (Not Appropriate for Multifamily Participants)
  • On May 3rd at 8:00 AM - a One Hour Updates and Common Mistakes session for those who want a quick “just the facts” update
  • May 3rd at 9:00 AM – May 5th at Noon - a two and a half day training on the HUD, Part 58 Environmental Process including, step by step in depth training, case studies, examples, exercises and group projects

    What can you expect from the 2 ½ day training?

    • Case Studies
    • Round Table Discussions
    • Step by Step demonstration of resources used to complete the environmental review including but not limited to:
      • Noise
      • Endangered Species
      • Floodplain and the 8-Step Decision Making Process

Note: You will receive a Certificate of Completion if you attend the entire 2.5 day training beginning at 9:00 AM on May 3rd.
To Register, please click this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/indepth-environmental-workshop-tickets-24294069215 and customize your workshop by selecting the sessions you will attend.

For any questions contact staff at environmental@tdhca.state.tx.us

Past Training Event Materials

Multifamily HOME Training on Direct Loan NOFA and Federal Regulations

    February 2-3, 2016

    Location:  Health & Human Services Commission


        Uniform Relocation Act (URA)

                  Relocation Training Presentation (PDF)

                  Relocation Handbook glossary references (PDF)

        Labor Standards Overview

                  Davis-Bacon/ Labor Presentation (PDF)

        Economic Opportunities, HUD Section 3 Overview

                  Section 3 Training Presentation (PDF) - revised 1/29/2016)

        Fair Housing Overview

                  Fair Housing Presentation (PDF)


                  Environmental Clearance Presentation (PDF)

  • Critical updates to environmental review requirements
  • Frequently-asked questions including most common errors
  • HUD’s newly released required format  - overview of process and elements
  • Brief overview on Section 811 environmental requirements

        Multifamily Direct Loan NOFA


Environmental Clearance Training – Down Payment Assistance, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Supportive Services, July 30, 2015

HOME, NSP, ESG, CDBG, Disaster Relief

Environmental Clearance Training – TIERING, December 11, 2013

Environmental Clearance Training – NOISE, November 19, 2013