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The Opportunity Starts at Home Campaigned commissioned a survey of 1,000 adults to measure attitudes toward housing affordability.
The U.S. Treasury Department published framework for Emergency Rental Assistance reallocation(ERA) program.
Federal Housing Finance Agency says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue offering COVID-19 forbearance to multifamily property owners as needed.
TAAHP awards $55,000 in scholarships to student residents of affordable housing communities in Texas
TAAHP awards $55,000 in scholarships to student residents of affordable housing communities.
New Hope Housing & Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community receives Urban Land Institute award for excellence in the Americas
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has awarded New Hope Housing and Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community with its annual ULI Award for Excellence: The Americas. The 47-acre Cornerstone Community campus includes the Star of Hope Women & Family Development Center and New Hope Housing Reed’s 187 fully-furnished, affordable apartment homes.
Houston, Texas — Blazer broke ground in July 2021 on the construction of Hartwood at Canal, a brand-new loft-style multi-family apartment community located in Houston’s Historic Second Ward. Hartwood at Canal offers affordable housing in this 150-unit property that sits at 5601 Canal Street, Houston, Texas 77011 on the northeast corner of Canal Street and N. Latham Street.
The Texas Governor has called for another session to tackle redistricting, as well as other policy priorities such as allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
The City of Austin’s Housing and Planning Department released the 2020 Blueprint scorecard measuring its affordable housing goals. The Scorecards measure goals outlined in the Strategic Housing Blueprint including ensuring the creation, preservation, and equitable spread of affordable housing units across our City while aiming to create affordability accessible to a wide range of incomes.
The Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs has done an exceptional job of distributing rental assistance compared with other states. TAAHP President Chris Akbari discusses the differences in Texas in a recent Politico Story
The draft 2022 QAP can be found on the TDHCA Public Comment Center. Public comment period is open September 17 – October 8, 2021.