Tribpedia: Texas Affordable Housing Corporation

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The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization with legislative authority that oversees and advocates for affordable housing for the state's low-income population. The state oversees the TAHC, but the corporation is legally separate and self-sustaining. 

According to the agency's Web site, "TSAHC was created by statute in 1994 as a self-sustaining non-profit organization to be ...

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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.