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File #: 19-5363   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/22/2019
Posting Language: Resolution of No Objection for St. John’s Square Apartments, LP's application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Non-Competitive 4% Housing Tax Credits program for the construction of St. John’s Square Apartments, a 251 unit affordable multi-family rental housing development, located at 422 E. Nueva Street in City Council District 1. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Draft Resolution, 2. Resolution 2019-08-22-0054R
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood & Housing Services Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, AICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council District 1


SUBJECT:

Resolution of No Objection for St. John's Square Apartments, LP's application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Non-Competitive 4% Housing Tax Credits program.


SUMMARY:

St. John's Square Apartments, LP is seeking a Resolution of No Objection for its application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Non-Competitive 4% Housing Tax Credits program for the development of St. John's Square Apartments LP's, 251-unit affordable multi-family rental housing development located at 422 E. Nueva Street in Council District 1.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' (TDHCA) Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program is one of the primary means of directing private capital toward the development and preservation of affordable rental housing for low-income households in the state of Texas. HTCs are awarded to eligible participants to offset a portion of their federal tax liability in exchange for the production or preservation of affordable rental housing.

The TDHCA administers two HTC programs: a Competitive 9% and Non-Competitive 4%. St. John's Square Apartments is applying for the Non-Competitive 4% HTC program which is available year round unlike the Competitive 9% HTC program which has a single annual application period. The Competitive 9% HTC program assigns points based on the type of resolution provided by a municipality (Resolution of Support versus a Resolution of No Objection), but the Non-Competitive 4% Housing Tax Credit only require that a Resolution of No Objection be submitted to satisfy requirements of ?11.204(4)(C) of the TDHCA's Uniform Multifamily Rules.

In order to qualify to receive a Resolution of No Objection, the application must earn at least 50 out of 100 points from the City's scoring cri...

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