Tribpedia: Housing And Community Affairs

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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 ...

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With New Rules, Housing Board Loses Power

Robert Johnson (far left), Larry Williams (second from left), and DeNarious Scales (far right) play dominoes outside the White Rock Lake Townhomes on Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Dallas, Tx.
Robert Johnson (far left), Larry Williams (second from left), and DeNarious Scales (far right) play dominoes outside the White Rock Lake Townhomes on Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Dallas, Tx.

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.

"Forward Commitment" Low-Income Housing Map

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.