COMMITTEE:    Urban Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 

PLACE:       E1.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. Philip Cortez 


Testimony from TDHCA to discuss the Rent Relief program.



HB 662         Collier                                               
Relating to the administration of the homeless housing and services program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 716         Gervin-Hawkins                                         
Relating to a study on mold contamination in housing developments supported by financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 829         Thompson, Senfronia                                    
Relating to a progressive disciplinary matrix for police officer misconduct in certain municipalities.

HB 886         Rosenthal                                             
Relating to the repeal of the prohibition against certain municipal or county regulation of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

HB 1196        Hinojosa                                              
Relating to the issuance of a certified birth record, driver's license, or personal identification certificate to a homeless individual.

HB 1226        Campos                                                
Relating to the establishment by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs of a pilot program to solicit donations made by text message for the benefit of local programs that provide services to homeless individuals and families in certain municipalities.

HB 1260        Bowers                                                
Relating to a study on the feasibility of establishing a centralized homelessness crisis response data system.

HB 1261        Gervin-Hawkins                                         
Relating to a compliance history assessment made for purposes of allocating certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 1277        Campos                                                
Relating to the operation of a transitional housing pilot program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 1278        Campos                                                
Relating to public hearings on homelessness issues held by the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.

HB 1803        Wilson                                                
Relating to requiring county approval of a proposed purchase or conversion by a municipality of a property to house homeless individuals.

HB 1845        Canales                                               
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

HB 2405        Rodriguez                                             
Relating to the municipal regulation of housing for homeless individuals provided by a religious organization.

HB 2456        Gervin-Hawkins                                         
Relating to a right of first refusal applicable to the sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 2548        Morrison                                              
Relating to the inspection of municipal buildings during a declared disaster.

HB 2906        Bernal                                                
Relating to the disposition of rental payments received by public housing authorities from tenants.

HB 3034        Campos                                                
Relating to the establishment of a statewide homelessness data system.

HB 3417        Fierro                                                
Relating to the regulation of manufactured homes.


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