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The state’s Affordable Housing debacle: Who should say what projects get built in Texas?


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In Texas, affordable housing projects are competitive to build. Each project seeking federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development applies through a statewide point system for selection. Currently, the points system takes into consideration developer support from a county commissioner’s court, local neighborhood associations and a representative in the Texas House. Currently, the points system takes into consideration developer support from a county commissioner’s court, local neighborhood associations and a representative in the Texas House. For example, Travis County recently missed out on roughly $7.8 million worth of affordable housing development tax credits because a proposed project failed to […]

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