The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announces the opening of a public comment period, including one public hearing, for the draft 2021 Regional Allocation Formula (RAF) Methodology. The public comment period begins Friday, June 5, 2020, and ends Friday June 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., Austin local time.

A virtual public hearing to accept public comment on the draft 2021 RAF Methodology will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Austin local time, via GoToWebinar.  Those interested in attending this virtual public hearing may register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2017602044697807376

GoToWebinar Dial-in number: +1 (213) 929-4212, access code 560-128-364.

Please note: persons who use the dial-in number and access code without registering with GoToWebinar online will only be able to hear the public hearing and will not be able to ask questions or provide comments.

In addition to providing comments during the public hearing, written comments concerning the draft 2021 RAF Methodology may also be submitted by mail to TDHCA, Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941, by email to [email protected], or by fax to (512) 475-0070. Comments must be received no later than Friday, June 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Austin local time.

The public hearing information and draft 2021 RAF Methodology documentation is posted on TDHCA’s Housing Resource Center (HRC) Announcement page here: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/housing-center/announcements.htm

The draft 2021 RAF Methodology is also posted on TDHCA’s Public Comment Center at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm

If you have questions, please contact Alex Pustelnyk, HRC Planner at 512-475-4577 or at  [email protected].

Individuals who require auxiliary aids, services or sign language interpreters for the hearing should contact Elizabeth Yevich, at 512-4763-7961 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989, at least three days before the hearing 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] por lo menos tres dias antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.