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


Upcoming Training Events

Interactive Environmental Workshop – Registration is Open!

Click this link to register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interactive-environmental-workshop-for-hud-funds-tickets-49874548116

The workshop will provide hands-on training of HUD’s Environmental Regulations found at 24 CFR Part 58 as well as National Housing Trust Fund Environmental Provisions and PRA 811 Environmental Requirements. Is there a difference? Yes, yes there is, don’t get caught short. Have you encountered the new mitigation section in the Housing Contract System? Come find out what the purpose and impact of this new component will be.

Hosted by: the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Dates: October 1, 2, 3, 2018

Times: 8:30 – 4:30 Daily

Location: Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365 (Pecan Room), Austin TX All times are Central Standard Time. More details including registration and an agenda will be posted soon.

Workshop Agenda (subject to change)

Draft Agenda (PDF)

Event Details:

This workshop will provide the tools necessary to comply with HUD's Environmental Regulations found at 24 CFR Part 58 for HOME, CDBG, ESG and NSP funded activities (e.g. multifamily housing, single family housing, ESG reviews for rehabilitation/new construction of shelters or new leasing of shelters). This workshop will also include components on the National Housing Trust Fund Environmental Provisions and 811 Environmental Requirements for submission.

What You Should Know:

  • Due to enrollment constraints, first priority will be given to those entities that currently have or will be awarded a contract with TDHCA, as well as professionals that perform reviews regularly.
  • This training is not meant for beginners and will be a fast-paced interactive workshop; however, if you do still want to attend as a beginner you will be required to utilize HUD’s WISER (Web-Based Instructional System for Environmental Review) to familiarize yourself with the Environmental Process. At a minimum you should complete the “Getting Started: Part 58” and “Getting Started: Tools and Resources” modules. WISER modules can be found at the following link: https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/wiser/ All attendees can access these modules.
  • Attendees should bring their lap-top to participate in the exercises and group activities. Attendees should have experience working on a computer, should be comfortable with internet searches and Adobe Acrobat or equivalent software. Internet access will be provided.


Free Surface Parking is available at the facility.

Hotels Nearby:

  • The DoubleTree by Hilton Austin Northwest Arboretum – 8901 Business Park Dr, 512-343-0888
  • Courtyard by Marriott Austin Northwest/Arboretum – 9409 Stonelake Blvd, 512-502-8100
  • Aloft Austin at the Domain – 11601 Domain Dr, 512-491-0777
  • Home2Suites by Hilton – 2800 Esperanza Crossing – 512-339-2400
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Arboretum NW – 512-765-9996
  • Archer Hotel Austin 3121 Palm Way, 512-836-5700
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott 10936 Stonelake Blvd, 512349-0444
  • Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum 3612 Tudor Blvd, 512-231-8491
  • Hampton Inn Austin NW/Arboretum 3908 W. Braker Lane, 512765-9998
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Arboretum/NW 10925 Stonelake Blvd, 512 765-9996


Registration will open soon, There is no fee for the training but you must have an assigned seat, a list-serve announcement is forthcoming.


  • What can I bring into the event? Bring a sweater or jacket as the room may be cooler than normal, we will not have the ability to adjust the temperature. Must bring own laptop, internet connectivity will be provided.

For questions about Environmental Review and Clearance, contact staff at environmental@tdhca.state.tx.us

For questions about Davis-Bacon labor issues or resident relocation, contact carmen.roldan@tdhca.state.tx.us

For questions about HUD Section 3 – Economic Opportunities for Low-Income Persons, contact john.touchet@tdhca.state.tx.us

Past Training Event Materials

Multifamily HOME Training on Direct Loan NOFA and Federal Regulations

    February 2-3, 2016

        Uniform Relocation Act (URA)

                  Relocation Training Presentation (PDF, 9/11/17)

                  Relocation Handbook glossary references (PDF)

        Labor Standards Overview

                  Davis-Bacon/ Labor Presentation (PDF, 9/13/17)

        Economic Opportunities, HUD Section 3 Overview

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

        Fair Housing Overview

                  Fair Housing Presentation (PDF)

        Multifamily Direct Loan NOFA