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Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period on the Draft 2022 Regional Allocation Formula Methodology

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the Department) will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Draft 2022 Regional Allocation Formula (RAF) Methodology.

The public hearing will take place as follows:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – 2:00 pm Austin local time
Via GoToWebinar
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8184713294852204043
Dial-in number: +1 (213) 929-4232, access code 195-032-435 (persons who use the dial-in number and access code without registering online will only be able to hear the public hearing and will not be able to ask questions or provide comments)

The RAF may be accessed from TDHCA’s Public Comment Center at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm

The RAF utilizes appropriate statistical data to measure the affordable housing need and available resources in the 13 State Service Regions that are used for planning purposes. The RAF also allocates funding to rural and urban subregions within each region. The Department has flexibility in determining variables to be used in the RAF, per §2306.1115(a)(3) of the Tex. Gov’t Code, “the department shall develop a formula that…includes other factors determined by the department to be relevant to the equitable distribution of housing funds…” The RAF is revised annually to reflect current data, respond to public comment, and better assess regional housing needs and available resources.

The RAF methodology explains the use of factors, in keeping with the statutory requirements, which include the need for housing assistance, the availability of housing resources, and other factors relevant to the equitable distribution of housing funds in urban and rural areas of the state.

The Single Family HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Multifamily HOME, Housing Tax Credit (HTC), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program RAFs each use slightly different formulas because the programs have different eligible activities, households, and geographical service areas. For example, §2306.111(c) of the Tex. Gov’t Code requires that 95% of HOME funding be set aside for non-participating jurisdictions (non-PJs). Therefore, the Single Family and Multifamily HOME RAFs only use need and available resource data for non-PJs.

The public comment period for the Draft 2022 RAF methodology will be open from Monday, May 24, 2021, through Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., Austin local time. Anyone may submit comments on the Draft 2022 RAF Methodology in written form or oral testimony at the June 2, 2021, public hearing.

Written comments concerning the Draft 2022 RAF Methodology may be submitted by mail to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941, by email to info@tdhca.state.tx.us, or by fax to (512) 475-0070. Comments must be received no later than Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Austin local time.

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for the public hearing on June 2, 2021, should contact Nancy Dennis, at 512-475-3959 or Relay Texas at 800-735-2989, at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for the public hearing should contact Elena Peinado by phone at 512-475-3814 or by email at elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Personas que hablan espanol y requieren un interprete, favor de llamar a Elena Peinado al siguiente numero 512-475-3814 o enviarle un correo electronico a elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us por lo menos tres dias antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.


Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period on the Draft 2021 State of Texas Consolidated Plan: One-Year Action Plan

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) will hold one public hearing during a 31-day Public Comment period to accept public comment on the draft 2021 State of Texas Consolidated Plan: One-Year Action Plan (the Plan). The Public Comment period for the draft Plan will be held Monday, April 26, 2021 – Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

The one public hearing for the 2021 One-Year Action Plan is scheduled to take place as follows:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 2:00 pm
Via GoToWebinar
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3293607285601450768
Dial-in number: +1 (213) 929-4212, access code 110-094-260 (persons who use the dial-in number and access code without registering online will only be able to hear the public hearing and will not be able to ask questions or provide comments)

TDHCA, Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) prepared the Draft 2021 State of Texas Consolidated Plan: One-Year Action Plan (the Plan) in accordance with 24 CFR §91.320. TDHCA coordinates the preparation of the State of Texas Consolidated Plan documents. The Plan covers the State’s administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) by TDA, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) by DSHS, and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) by TDHCA.

The Plan reflects the intended uses of funds received by the State of Texas from HUD for Program Year 2021. The Program Year begins on September 1, 2021, and ends on August 31, 2022. The Plan also illustrates the State’s strategies in addressing the priority needs and specific goals and objectives identified in the 2020-2024 State of Texas Consolidated Plan.

The Plan may be accessed from TDHCA’s Public Comment Web page at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. The public comment period for the Plan will be open from Monday, April 26, 2021, through Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Anyone may submit comments on the Plan in written form or oral testimony at the May 5, 2021, public hearing. In addition, written comments concerning the Plan may be submitted in the following ways:

  1. by mail to: The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs,
    Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941,
  2. by email to: info@tdhca.state.tx.us
  3. by fax to (512) 475-0070

Comments may be submitted at any time during the comment period. Comments must be received no later than Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 5:00pm Austin local time.

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services at the public hearing should contact Elizabeth Yevich, at (512) 463-7961 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least three (3) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters at the public hearing should contact Elena Peinado by phone at (512) 475-3814 or by email at elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us at least three (3) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Aviso de audiencia publica y período de comentarios publicos sobre el borrador del plan consolidado del estado de Texas 2021: plan de accion de un ano

El Departamento de Vivienda y Asuntos Comunitarios de Texas (TDHCA) celebrara una audiencia publica durante un período de comentarios publicos de 31 dias para aceptar comentarios publicos sobre el borrador del Plan consolidado del estado de Texas 2021: Plan de accion de un ano (el Plan). El periodo de comentarios publicos para el borrador del Plan se llevara a cabo del lunes 26 de abril de 2021 al miercoles 26 de mayo de 2021.

La unica audiencia publica para el Plan de accion de un ano 2021 esta programada para llevarse a cabo de la siguiente manera:

Miercoles, 5 de mayo de 2021 - 2: 00 pm
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https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3293607285601450768
Numero de marcacion: +1 (213) 929-4212, codigo de acceso 110-094-260 (las personas que usen el numero de marcacion y el codigo de acceso sin registrarse en linea solo podran escuchar la audiencia publica y no podran para hacer preguntas o proporcionar comentarios)

TDHCA, el Departamento de Agricultura de Texas (TDA) y el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas (DSHS) prepararon el Borrador del Plan Consolidado del Estado de Texas 2021: Plan de Accion de Un Ano (el Plan) de acuerdo con 24 CFR §91.320. TDHCA coordina la preparacion de los documentos del Plan Consolidado del Estado de Texas. El Plan cubre la administracion estatal del Programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG) de TDA, el Programa de Oportunidades de Vivienda para Personas con SIDA (HOPWA) de DSHS, y el Programa de Subvenciones de Soluciones de Emergencia (ESG), las Asociaciones de Inversion HOME (HOME) Y el Fondo Fiduciario Nacional de Vivienda (NHTF) por TDHCA.

El plan refleja los usos previstos de los fondos recibidos por el estado de Texas de HUD para el ano del programa 2021. El ano del programa comienza el 1 de septiembre de 2021 y finaliza el 31 de agosto de 2022. El plan tambien ilustra las estrategias del estado para abordar la prioridad necesidades y metas y objetivos especificos identificados en el Plan Consolidado del Estado de Texas 2020-2024.

Se puede acceder al plan desde la pagina web de comentarios publicos del TDHCA en: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment-es.htm. El período de comentarios públicos para el Plan estara abierto desde el lunes 26 de abril de 2021 hasta el miercoles 26 de mayo de 2021. Cualquiera puede enviar comentarios sobre el Plan en forma escrita o testimonio oral en la audiencia publica del 5 de mayo de 2021. Ademas, los comentarios por escrito sobre el Plan se pueden enviar de las siguientes maneras:

  1. por correo postal a: Departamento de Vivienda y Asuntos Comunitarios de Texas, Centro de recursos de vivienda, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941,
  2. por correo electronico a: info@tdhca.state.tx.us
  3. por fax al (512) 475-0070

Los comentarios pueden enviarse en cualquier momento durante el período de comentarios. Los comentarios deben recibirse a mas tardar el miercoles 26 de mayo de 2021 a las 5:00 pm, hora local de Austin.

Las personas que requieran ayudas o servicios auxiliares en la audiencia publica deben comunicarse con Elizabeth Yevich, al (512) 463-7961 o Relay Texas al 1-800-735-2989 al menos tres (3) dias antes de la reunion para que se puedan realizar los arreglos apropiados.

Personas que hablan espanol y requieren un interprete, favor de llamar a Elena Peinado al siguiente numero (512) 475-3814 o enviarle un correo electronico a elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us por lo menos tres días antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.