The Application Acceptance Period for the 2020 Competitive Housing Tax Credit (HTC) cycle is now open. To begin the Pre-application, visit  https://public.tdhca.state.tx.us/htc/t_htc_pre_app.init_entry.signup. Once opened, the link will require the Applicant to enter the primary contact person’s email address and the name of the Development. This information will be used to generate a unique URL to create the Pre-application.

The Pre-application Final Delivery Date is Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 5 p.m., Austin local time. Pre-application fees must be received by this same deadline. The 9% HTC Pre-application is not mandatory; however, Applicants that provide a Pre-application are eligible for six (6) points in the full Application (assuming all applicable requirements are met), and Applicants that do not provide a Pre-application will not be eligible for those points.

Information about how to complete the Pre-application and how to submit Pre-application fees is included in the 2020 Multifamily Programs Procedures Manual, which is posted with other documents related to the 2020 Multifamily Application Cycle on the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ (TDHCA) website at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/apply-for-funds.htm.

Questions about the 9% HTC Pre-application or any of the posted documents should be sent to TDHCA Competitive HTC Program Administrator Sharon Gamble at [email protected].