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RULE §23.1Applicability and Purpose

(a) Applicability. This Chapter governs the use and administration of all HOME single family Activities funds provided to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the "Department") by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended (42 U.S.C. §§12701 - 12839) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 92, as amended. Chapter 20 of this Title relating to Single Family Programs Umbrella Rule and Chapters 1 and 2 of this Title will apply to all single family activities, including Single Family Development. Unless otherwise noted herein or required by law, all provisions of this Chapter apply to any Application for a Contract award, or any Reservation submitted or received on or after the date of adoption of this Chapter. Existing Agreements executed within the preceding 12 months from the date of adoption of this Chapter or current pending Applications may be amended in writing at the request of the Administrator or Applicant, and with Department approval, so that all provisions of this Chapter apply to the Agreement or Application. Amendments proposing only partial adoption of this Chapter are prohibited. No amendment adopting this Chapter shall be granted if, in the discretion of the Department, any of the provisions of this Chapter conflict with the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) under which the existing Agreement was awarded or Application was submitted. The Governing Board may waive rules subject to this Chapter for good cause to meet the purpose of the HOME Program as described further in subsection (b) of this section, provided the waiver does not conflict with the federal regulations governing the use of these funds, or impact federally imposed obligation or expenditure deadlines governing the HOME Program.

(b) Purpose. The State's HOME Program is designed to:

  (1) focus on the areas with the greatest housing need described in the State Consolidated Plan;

  (2) provide funds for home ownership and rental housing through acquisition, Reconstruction, New Construction, and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance;

  (3) promote partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including nonprofit and for-profit organizations; and

  (4) provide low, very low, and extremely low-income families with affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

Source Note: The provisions of this §23.1 adopted to be effective November 26, 2020, 45 TexReg 8327

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