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File #: 19-7461   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Community Development Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019
Posting Language: Briefing and Possible Action on proposed Ordinance adopting a policy for the issuance of Resolutions of Support or No Objection for applicants seeking Housing Tax Credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

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

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Briefing on the proposed Ordinance adopting a policy for the issuance of Resolutions of Support or No Objection for applicants seeking Housing Tax Credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

SUMMARY:

This item is for City Council consideration of a modified Housing Tax Credit Policy to govern the issuance of Resolutions of Support or No Objection for applicants seeking Housing Tax Credits (HTC) from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

The policy outlines the scoring criteria to be used for considering applications as well as the minimum requirements for developers seeking a Resolution of Support or No Objection. The recommended criteria are designed to ensure fairness in evaluating applications, as well as alignment with new state rules and city priorities.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Housing Tax Credits (HTC) are federal tax subsidies for the construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and adaptive reuse of rental properties for vulnerable populations including families, elderly residents, and other special populations with low income. The HTC program is one of the primary means of directing private capital toward the development and preservation of affordable rental housing in Texas. The HTCs offset a portion of the developer's federal tax liability. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) distribute the HTCs allotted to the state by the federal government.

TDHCA administers two HTC programs, a Competitive 9% HTC program and a Non-Competitive 4% HTC program. The Competitive 9% HTC program has a single, annual application period and covers approximately 70% of development costs. The Competitive 9% HTC applications and all supporting documentation, including Resolutions of Support or No Objection are due on February 28, 2020. Th...

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