The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announces the opening of a 15-day public comment period for the State of Texas Draft 2023 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report – Reporting on Program Year 2022 (the Report) as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Report is required, as part of the overall requirements, governing the State’s consolidated planning process. The Report is submitted in compliance with 24 CFR Section 91.520, Consolidated Plan Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs. The 15-day public comment period begins Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and continues until 5 p.m., Central Time, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

The Report gives the public an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the past program year for five HUD programs: the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships, and National Housing Trust Fund programs administered by TDHCA. The following information is provided for each of the programs covered in the Report: a summary of program resources and programmatic accomplishments; a series of narrative statements on program performance over the past year; a qualitative analysis of program actions and experiences; and a discussion of program successes in meeting program goals and objectives.

In addition, the report provides a summary and analysis of four new HUD-funded programs created in response to and to recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. These new programs are CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, and HOME-ARP administered by TDHCA and HOPWA-CV administered by DSHS.

Beginning November 1, 2023, the Report will be available on the Department’s website at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. A hard copy can be requested by contacting the Housing Resource Center at P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941 or by calling (512) 475-3976.

Written comment should be sent by mail to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941, or by email to [email protected].