On March 16, the Treasury Department released its second update to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The ERAP provides funding to state and local governments to assist tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with rental assistance and utility payments.
The federal government has $25 billion available in emergency rental assistance. New guidance was issued regarding the distribution of these funds: Renters may self-attest to meeting most eligibility criteria, including income, housing stability, and the amount of...
FEMA has expanded the number of counties eligible for individual assistance. The eligible counties now include the following: Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston,...
The Texas Rent Relief Program has launched a new application system, making it easier to fill out and submit an application, add missing documentation, and track the status of payment requests.
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) have extended the submission deadline for housing tax credit applications. The original deadline of March 1st has been pushed to Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM CT to allow extra time for housing developers to secure documentation or other communications needed while people were out of service.
Locke Lord’s Cynthia Bast, Chair of the Firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Section, has been named Austin Office Managing Partner
On February 19, 2021, President Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms that began on February 11, 2021.
Due to severe winter weather and power outages in the general Austin area, a limited number of TDHCA Department staff are working today (Tuesday, Feb. 16). Responses to phone calls and email may be delayed as a result.
Governor Abbott released his Budget for 2022-2023 and his priorities for this session.
Pandemic-weary Parents Spend More Than Half Their Day Worried About Housing According to NHP Foundation Survey
Study from affordable housing provider queried families nationwide on Covid-related housing and financial woes; results point to vulnerability of existing affordable housing and urgent need for more.
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