Affordable Housing 2021
January kicks off the State’s annual affordable housing 9% Tax Credit Program, which means housing developers looking to bring workforce apartment developments into eligible neighborhoods may be reaching out to civic organizations and my office to share information about their plans.
The State's process, which is operated by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), has an extremely narrow time-frame for these developers to submit their applications, so they are moving fast to get land under contract, design their project, and receive a Letter of Support or No Objection from the City. Developers are not required to meet with me, but when they do, my policy is and has always been that to receive my support, they must communicate with the local civic clubs and Super Neighborhoods.
The TDHCA operates another tax credit program, the 4% Tax Credit Program, which is non-competitive and accepts applications all year round. The application process for this program requires a Letter of No Objection from the City as opposed to a Letter of Support. Regardless, any developer that meets with me regarding a 4% Tax Credit application will need to communicate with the local civic clubs and Super Neighborhoods to receive my support.
Further information about the tax credit programs is available below. In addition, each application Council Member Cisneros receives pertaining to District H will be posted on the District H webpage for your reference.
TDHCA 9% Tax Credit Program:
TDHCA 4% Tax Credit Program:
2021 District H Proposal Notifications Received (.pdf):
- CSH Maury Street Lofts, Ltd. – 2918 Elysian St. – Notification (9% Tax Credit Program)
- Williams Booth Apartments – 808 Frawley St. – Notification (9% Tax Credit Program)