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TITLE 10COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 20SINGLE FAMILY PROGRAMS UMBRELLA RULE
RULE §20.7Single Family Housing Unit Eligibility Requirements

(a) A Single Family Housing Unit must be located in the State of Texas.

(b) Real property taxes assessed on an owner-occupied Single Family Housing Unit must be current prior to the date of Mortgage Loan closing or effective date of the grant agreement. Delinquent property taxes will result in disapproval of the Activity unless one or more of the following conditions are satisfied:

  (1) Household must be satisfactorily participating in an approved installment agreement in accordance with Texas Tax Code §33.02 with the taxing authority, and must be current for at least three consecutive months prior to the date of Application;

  (2) Household must have qualified for an approved tax deferral plan agreement in accordance with Texas Tax Code §§33.06 or 33.065; or

  (3) Household must have entered into an installment agreement under Texas Tax Code §§31.031 or 31.032, have made at least one payment under the agreement, and be current on the installment plan.

(c) A Single Family Housing Unit must not be encumbered with any liens which impair the good and marketable title as of the date of the Mortgage Loan closing or effective date of the grant agreement.

(d) Prior to any Department assistance, the owner must be current on any existing Mortgage Loans or home equity loans.

(e) Housing that is built through new construction or reconstruction must meet the requirements of Texas Gov't Code §2306.514 (relating to accessibility), 10 TAC Chapter 21 (relating to Energy Efficiency), and applicable building codes. Plans submitted for housing under new construction or reconstruction must be prepared or certified by an architect or engineer licensed by the state of Texas.


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.7 adopted to be effective January 2, 2022, 46 TexReg 9002

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