The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Compliance Division will present Utility Allowance Methodologies training on August 17, 2022, starting at 9 a.m., Austin local time. The training is expected to last approximately three hours.
The Utility Allowance Methodologies training provides a solid foundation of the seven available methodologies as outlined in 10 TAC Section 10.614 and covers the following:
Rural Development and HUD Issued Utility Allowances
Public Housing Authority (PHA) Methodology
Written Local Estimate (WLE)
Energy Consumption Model (ECM)
Actual Use Methodology
HUD Utility Schedule Model (HUSM)
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has published a revised Preliminary Draft 2023 selected Site Demographics report. The report contains selected QAP items for which data are currently available. This report is based on the current version...
The HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Division announces the opening of an online forum to gather input on the rental scoring process, as well as the online posting of its Handbook and webinar guidance. Interested parties are encouraged to review the guidance if there are HOME-ARP questions that arise as a result of the forum. The online forum called “HOME-ARP Rental Application Process” opened July 15, 2022, and is about the potential scoring of HOME-ARP rental applications. Potential applicants to the program and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to provide input at https://tdhca.websitetoolbox.com/. The forum will be open until Friday, July 22, 2022. Note that not every comment or question may receive a staff response.
The Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless (TICH) continues to seek stakeholder feedback in order to inform its efforts in compiling an updated State Plan to Address Homelessness (the Plan). The next virtual roundtable is on July 19th and Focuses on strategies to improve the systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of precise homelessness data metrics. Cross-disciplinary discussions focused on addressing disparities across subpopulations and COVID-19 pandemic response efforts in the data collection, analysis, and reporting will be encouraged.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a two-part webinar on July 14, 2022, on the HOME American Rescue Program
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has published an updated Preliminary Draft 2023 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).
See the preliminary draft of the 2023 Texas Qualified Allocation Plan posted by the TDHCA on July 6, 2022. Submit comments.
The Qualified Allocation Plan and Rules Committee of the Governing Board of the TDHCA will meet on Thursday, July 7, 2022. See Agenda
The TDHCA Board convened its monthly board meeting on June 16, 2022. Here is a summary of the board’s actions.
Public Hearing July 5th for Draft 2023 Regional Allocation Formula Methodology. The RAF utilizes appropriate statistical data to measure the affordable housing need and available resources in the 13 State Service Regions that are used for planning purposes.
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