Housing reforms quietly approved by Gov. Rick Perry late last year were intended to address growing concerns over housing being concentrated in low-income, minority areas and over how the agency distributed subsidies. But the well-intended changes could mean fewer affordable housing developments in Texas cities.Full Story
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is the state agency responsible for affordable housing, community development and community assistance programs. It also regulates the state's manufactured housing industry. It was established in 1991.
TDHCA administers funds in excess of $500 million each year. The majority of the funds come from mortgage revenue bond financing, home refinancing ...
Use our interactive map to view the roughly 70 low-income housing projects that bypassed the state's point system and got board-approved for coveted tax credit subsidies over the last decade — subsidies worth a combined $660 million.
Nearly four years after Hurricanes Ike and Dolly ravaged the Texas coast, thousands are still waiting for housing assistance.Full Story
The head of the Texas agency that oversees programs to help low-income households has turned in his resignation.Full Story
In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs broke several regulations when it contracted with a firm to distribute more than $200 million in disaster recovery funds, according to a federal audit.Full Story