On August 14, The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) posted its preliminary draft of the 2024 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). This document may be found here: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/docs/24-QAP-DRAFT.pdf

TDHCA’s Rules Committee met on August 15 to discuss the preliminary draft. For over three hours, TDHCA board members, staff and industry professionals discussed potential QAP changes. Main discussion topics included;

  • Returns made to the USDA and At-Risk set asides.
  • Scattered Sites definition
  • Automatic award to the top scoring application in an urban subregion with a county of 300,000+ people that proposes to provide a high-quality pre-kindergarten program and associated educational space.
  • Opportunity Index – Rural Subregions
  • Reinstating Readiness to Proceed
  • Cost-per-square foot
  • Notification of Public Officials
  • Developer Experience Points
  • State Tax Credits Program Guidelines
TDHCA welcomes stakeholder input on this Preliminary Draft. While staff is releasing this draft with the specific purpose of gathering input to further inform a subsequent draft, the input received will not be treated as “public comment” under the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act. Please direct all input on this preliminary draft to Dominic DeNiro at dominic.deniro@tdhca.state.tx.us. For input to be considered on this Preliminary Draft, it must be received by 5 p.m., Central Time, on Friday, August 18, 2023.
A subsequent draft of the QAP, with variations from the posted version, will be posted no later than Monday, September 4, 2023, for Board action at the next TDHCA Governing Board meeting scheduled for September 7. That draft will be presented for consideration and possible action to approve publication in the Texas Register. That will establish the official public comment period and comment will be accepted again at that time.

Summary of 2024 QAP Development Activities

The first 2024 QAP Roundtable was held on April 25, 2023
The second 2024 QAP Roundtable was held on June 16, 2023
Virtual workgroup to discuss the implementation of a state housing tax credit and related changes for the 2024 QAP, as well as statutory changes to the Cost of Development per Square Foot scoring category was held on July 17, 2023.