The Pre-Application acceptance period for the 2021 Competitive (9%) Housing Tax Credit cycle is now open. To begin the Pre-Application, visit https://public.tdhca.state.tx.us/htc/t_htc_pre_app.init_entry.signup. Once opened, the link will require the applicant to enter the primary contact person’s email address and the name of the development. This information will be used to create a unique URL to create the Pre-Application.

The Pre-Application final delivery date is Friday, January 8, 2021, at 5 p.m., Austin local time. Pre-Application fees must be received by mail or overnight delivery, such as FedEx, by this same deadline. The 9% HTC Pre-Application is not mandatory; however, applicants that provide a Pre-Application may be eligible for six (6) points in the full Application (assuming all applicable requirements are met). Applicants that do not provide a Pre-Application will not be eligible for those points.

Information about how to complete the Pre-Application and submit Pre-Application fees is included in the 2021 Multifamily Programs Application Procedures Manual, which is posted with other documents related to the 2021 Multifamily Application Cycle, on the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) website at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/apply-for-funds.htm. Questions about the 9% HTC Pre-Application or any of the posted documents should be sent to TDHCA Competitive HTC Program Administrator Alena R. Morgan at [email protected] or (512) 936-7834.