Below are a list of COVID-19 resources relevant for the affordable housing industry in Texas.
- Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers
- OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases
- Texas Leaders Seeking Input on Affordable Housing The deadline to submit your response is June 15, 2020.
- Governor Abbot Asks State Agencies (including TDHCA) to reduce budgets by 5 percent
- Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Terminating Air Travel Restrictions Related To COVID-19 Pandemic
- Governor Abbott outlines details of State’s “Open Texas” Guidelines
- $3 Trillion COVID 19 Relief Bill Introduced Includes more rent assistance; leaves out provisions for LIHTC
- HUD Allocates $1 Billion for Community COVID-19 Relief Efforts
- TAAHP/Coalition Urges Congress to Support Affordable Housing, LIHTC in Next Package
- IRS Issues Revenue Procedure, Notice Providing Guidance for Private Activity Bonds During COVID-19-Related Economic Disruption
- City of Austin set to approve a modification to its Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program guidelines to align with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program approval requirements at its May 21 Council meeting. More Info.
- HUD Allocates $685M in Relief for Public Housing
- U.S. Congress Passes Fourth Stimulus Package
- Governor Abbot’s Plan to Reopen the Economy
- CDC Guide for Business and Employers
- Unemployment Benefits and Job Resources
- TEA COVID-19 Support & Guidance
- Governor Abbott Executive Orders
- TDHCA Response
- TAA Resources
- Texas Runoff Elections
- “The Future Is Shared”: Why Supporting Renters during COVID-19 Is Critical for Housing Market Stability
- Austin: Opportunities to Comment on HUD Funding for Coronavirus Response and Amendments to Citizen Participation Plan
- ACTION Campaign Letter to Congressional Leadership on Housing Credit Priorities for COVID-19 Relief
Local County/City Reopening Reports
- Dallas’s Reopening Resources
- Houston’s Reopening Report
- San Antonio’s Reopening Report. Addendum to Report
- New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety
- Leaders Call for More Resources for Housing Industry to Weather COVID-19
- IRS Provides Short-Term Extensions for the Housing Tax Credit Program
- HUD Issues Covid-19 Guidance, Waivers for HOME Program
- Freddie Mac Boosts Multifamily Forbearance Program
- ACTION Campaign’s efforts to advance AHCIA in stimulus package(s)
- NCSHA Letter to HUD
- NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction
- Construction Site
- TDHCA published changes/waivers
- TDHCA guidance on the Use of Special Reserve Accounts for Tenant Benefit during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- TAA Information for Rental Housing Professionals
- Austin: Austin Emergency Supply Foundation is donating free masks for construction workers. They will deliver masks directly to your job site. If your workers need face masks, please contact Jonathan Coons at email@example.com.
- Austin: Tito’s Handmade Vodka is producing and donating hand sanitizer to those in need. If you need hand sanitizer for your job sites, please submit your request here and note “TX Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers” in the
“Referral” box. Tito’s will work to fulfill requests over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as they won’t be able to respond immediately when upon receiving your request, but will be in touch as soon as they are able, and are working on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick-ups will be in East Austin.
- Six Feet of Separation: Apartment Communities Prepare for Life After Quarantine
- Renters feel safe, but find management lacking survey says
- Multifamily Properties Subject to Federal Eviction Moratoriums
- Property Management FAQ During COVID-19
- 4 Things Affordable Housing Owners Can Do Now
- Fitness Center Amenities FAQ During COVID-19
- TDHCA supportive services LURA requirement Enforcement for LIHTC
- Governor Abbott, TDHCA Secure Financial Housing Assistance
- TDHCA Publishes changes/waivers
- COVID-19: Guidance on Emergency Maintenance and Tenant Screening
- TAA Tenant Resources
- Texas Supreme Court extends moratorium on evictions until May 18
- Workers Defense Project aims to receive additional funding to provide direct financial assistance to low-income Austin/Travis County residents
- Austin’s Neighborhood Housing Department receives approval to extend service agreement with the Austin Housing Finance Corporation, to increase funding for the Community Development Block Grant Program for rental assistance needed due to COVID-19.
- Austin’s Neighborhood Housing Department seeks Council’s Approval of an ordinance authorizing the acceptance of emergency grant funding HUD for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV)-based COVID-19 relief programs at the May 21st Council meeting.
- Austin approves $15 million in emergency assistance, the RISE Fund.
- Austin’s Neighborhood Housing Department Issues $1.2M in Rental Assistance to Be Administered by Austin Housing Authority
- Dallas approves $13.7 million in emergency assistance.
- Information on City of Dallas COVID-19 relief package
- Dallas: HUD funding for COVID-19
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reopening Dallas
- City of Dallas updates emergency regulations May 1
- City of Houston Covid-19 Updates and Resources
- Evictions in Bexar County paused until June
- Bexar County/City of San Antonio Tenant Protections
- Bexar County Temporary Rental Assistance Measure to Began Enrollment May 1
- San Antonio approves $25 Million Emergency Assistance Fund for San Antonians
- SBA Covid-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- FDIC Statement Insuring Bank Deposits/Beware of Scams
- FDIC Covid-19 Information for Bankers and Consumers
- COVID-19 and CRA: Fed Issues Guidance on Helping Communities Through the Crisis
TAAHP Scholarship Applications
TAAHP has extended its scholarship application period for students living in affordable housing. Students now have until May 31st to submit their application for consideration. Application details and requirements can be found here.
2020 Texas Housing Conference: July 20-22, 2020
The safety and health of 2020 Texas Housing Conference participants is our top priority. We fully anticipate that the virus will be contained well before the start of the Conference on July 20th. As such, we are currently proceeding as planned, but we’re taking precautions to make sure the conference is as safe as possible. Early-bird registration discounts are available through May 15th. We encourage you to register early. Also, to alleviate concerns, we have relaxed our cancellation policy so that attendees may cancel their registration through June 20th. You can register online at www.texashousingconference.org/register.