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House Committee on Urban Affairs - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Low Income Housing Tax Credit program | Special taxing districts | Tax increment reinvestment zones |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 Ur1
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 1,588 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the roles of special purpose districts; including justification, powers and responsibilities, as well as relationships with local elected governing bodies. Specifically, include an analysis of the use, benefits and drawbacks of tax increment reinvestment zones.
2. Actively monitor the implementation of SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Include and analysis of whether further reforms are needed through a review of best-practices in other states.
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of current programs in meeting the state's housing needs and examine new alternatives such as urban land banks, homestead preservation districts and programs to provide gap financing.
4. Evaluate the effectiveness of Uniform State Service Regions in allocation of Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds and low-income tax credits to develop housing and examine alternatives to meet the needs of the state's rural areas.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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