The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announces the release of the draft 2024 State of Texas Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) and Notice of Public Hearings and Public Comment Period for the draft AI.

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is a planning document that guides the state’s affordable housing strategy for the next five years. This process is required of recipients of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development (CPD) grant funds as part of their obligation to undertake to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) under the Fair Housing Act. TDHCA is the agency in Texas that is primarily responsible for creating the AI. The Plan may be accessed from TDHCA’s Public Comment web page at https://www.tdhca.texas.gov/tdhca-public-comment-center.

The public comment period for the AI will be open from Wednesday, April 3, 2024, through Friday, May 3, 2024. In addition, written comments concerning the AI may be submitted in the following ways:

1. By mail: The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs,
Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, TX 78711-3941

2. By email: [email protected]

Comments may be submitted at any time during the comment period. Comments must be received no later than Friday, May 3, 2024, at 5 p.m., Central Time. For more information about the AI draft or about fair housing, visit https://www.tdhca.texas.gov/state-texas-analysis-impediments-ai-fair-housing-choice.

TDHCA will hold four public hearings during the 31-day Public Comment period to accept public comment on the draft 2024 AI. Anyone may submit comment on the AI in written form or oral testimony at the public hearings. The public hearings for the 2024 AI are scheduled to take place as follows (all times are Central Time):

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
    Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, Room #1
    1161 Angelina Street, Austin, Texas 78702
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 6 p.m.
    Via GoToWebinar
    Dial-in number: +1 (415) 930-5321, Access Code 863-221-675 (persons who use the dial-in number and access code without registering online will only be able to hear the public hearing and will not be able to ask questions or provide comments. Staff recommend that attendees without computer access use the GoToWebinar phone app in order to participate fully.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 12:30 p.m.
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    Father Armand Matthew Meeting Room
    901 E Levee Street, Brownsville, Texas, 78520
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 11 a.m.
    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
    1st Floor Auditorium
    1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services at public hearings should contact Elizabeth Yevich, at (512) 463-7961 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters at the public hearing should contact Danielle Leath by phone at (512) 475-4606 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 Danielle Leath al siguiente numero (512) 475-4606 o enviarle un correo electronico a [email protected] por lo menos tres dias antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.