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House Committee on Urban Affairs - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Yvonne Davis, Chair
Charlie Howard, Vice Chair
Carol Alvarado
Allen Fletcher
Roland Gutierrez
Carol Kent
Barbara Mallory Caraway
Robert Miklos
Paula Pierson
Chris Turner
Armando Walle
Charges
• Examine the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' (TDHCA) regional allocation formula policies and determine methodologies that could enhance equitable distribution.
• Review the TDCHA's Weatherization Assistance Program and increased funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Examine the methodology used to distribute funds and the program's effectiveness at reducing residential energy costs. Joint Interim Charge with House Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding
• Evaluate the method of distributing federal hurricane relief funds and recommend improvements. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Appropriations
• Make recommendations regarding the feasibility of a housing initiative that promotes independence and prevents unnecessary institutionalization of eligible populations.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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