TITLE 10. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PART 1.TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

CHAPTER 1. ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

10 TAC §1.23

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the "Department") proposes amendments to 10 TAC Chapter 1, §1.23, concerning the State of Texas Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report ("SLIHP"). The purpose of the proposed amendment is to adopt by reference the 2017 SLIHP.

PURPOSE. The purpose of the SLIHP is to serve as a comprehensive reference on statewide housing needs, housing resources, and strategies for funding allocations. The document reviews the Department's programs, current and future policies, and resource allocation plan to meet state housing needs, and reports on State Fiscal Year 2016 performance. The Department is required to submit the SLIHP annually to its governing board in accordance with Texas Government Code §2306.072.

FISCAL NOTE. Timothy K. Irvine, Executive Director, has determined that, for each year of the first five years the amended section is in effect, enforcing or administering the amendment does not have any foreseeable implications related to costs or revenues of the state or local government.

PUBLIC BENEFIT/COST NOTE. Mr. Irvine also has determined that, for each year of the first five years the amendment is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of the amendment will be improved communication with the public regarding the Department's programs and activities. There will not be any economic cost to any individuals required to comply with the amendment. The amendment will not impact local employment.

ADVERSE IMPACT ON SMALL OR MICRO-BUSINESSES: The Department has determined that there will be no economic effect on small or micro-businesses.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The public comment period will be held Friday, December 30, 2016, through Friday, January 27, 2017, to receive input on the amendment. Written comments may be submitted to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Elizabeth Yevich, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941, by email to info@tdhca.state.tx.us, or by fax to (512) 475-0070. ALL COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. AUSTIN LOCAL TIME ON JANUARY 27, 2017.

The full text of the draft 2017 SLIHP may be viewed at the Department's website: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. The public may also receive a copy of the draft 2017 SLIHP by contacting the Department's Housing Resource Center at (512) 475-3976.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: The amendment is proposed pursuant to Texas Government Code §2306.053, which authorizes the Department to adopt rules. Additionally, the amendment is proposed pursuant to §2306.0723 which specifically authorizes the Department to consider the SLIHP as a rule.

The proposed amendment affects no other code, article or statute.

§1.23.State of Texas Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report (SLIHP).

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the "Department") adopts by reference the 2017 [2016] State of Texas Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report (SLIHP). The full text of the 2017 [2016] SLIHP may be viewed at the Department's website: www.tdhca.state.tx.us. The public may also receive a copy of the 2017 [2016] SLIHP by contacting the Department's Housing Resource Center at (512) 475-3976.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on December 15, 2016.

TRD-201606596

Timothy K. Irvine

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Earliest possible date of adoption: January 29, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-7803