Gov't Code Section 2306.565
Issuance of Qualified Residential Rental Project Bonds; Allocation of Bond Funds
(a)The corporation shall direct the Bond Review Board on the issuance of the portion of state ceiling set aside for the corporation under Section 1372.0231 (Dedication of Portion of State Ceiling Available for Qualified Residential Rental Project Bonds)(a).
(b)The board of directors of the corporation shall adopt guidelines governing the method by which the corporation identifies target areas for the allocation of qualified residential rental project bond funds. The guidelines must include a clear demonstration of local need and community support for a housing development.
(c)The corporation shall research the state’s strategic housing needs by coordinating with the department and reviewing relevant needs assessment information, as required by Section 2306.566 (Coordination Regarding State Low Income Housing Plan). The corporation shall also solicit information regarding housing needs from local and regional housing organizations.
(d)The board of directors of the corporation shall adopt criteria governing the method by which the corporation solicits proposals for housing developments in areas targeted by the corporation. The guidelines must state the criteria to be included in the corporation’s requests for proposals. The requests for proposals must comply with any relevant federal requirements.
(e)The board of directors of the corporation shall adopt criteria governing the method by which the staff of the corporation scores and ranks applications for an allocation under this section that are received in response to a request for proposals. The criteria must include:
(1)the cost per unit of the housing development;
(2)the proposed rent for a unit; and
(3)the income ranges of individuals and families to be served by the housing development.
(f)The board of directors of the corporation shall identify housing developments with respect to which the board anticipates directing the Bond Review Board to allocate bond funds under this section, based on the highest scores received in the scoring and ranking process described by Subsection (e).
(g)After the board of directors of the corporation has identified housing developments under Subsection (f), the corporation shall hold public hearings, as required by federal law, on the housing developments identified by the board.
(h)Following the public hearings, the staff shall prepare final evaluations and recommendations for the board, incorporating any public comments received at the hearings. The board shall consider the staff’s recommendations in making its final decisions regarding the allocation of bond funds for housing developments under this section and shall inform the Bond Review Board of those decisions.
(i)The corporation shall pay the department a reasonable fee for underwriting an application for an allocation of low income housing tax credits if the housing development proposed in the application is or will be supported by an allocation of bond funds under this section.
(j)The decisions made by the corporation regarding the allocation of bond funds under this section are not subject to the restrictions in Section 1372.0321 (Priorities for Reservations Among Issuers of Qualified Residential Rental Project Issues), as added by Chapter 1367 or 1420, Acts of the 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001.
Section 2306.565 — Issuance of Qualified Residential Rental Project Bonds; Allocation of Bond Funds,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2306.htm#2306.565 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).