|(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
(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.