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House of Cards
Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.
"...This year, the state's biggest affordable housing program was supposed to operate strictly by the book,..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The Deal of a Lifetime
TDHCA Board member Florita Bell Griffin is standing trial in a Houston federal courtroom on allegations that she, along with two co-defendants, conspired to profit from deals she helped approve.
"...The story that emerged in the courtroom where state housing agency board member Florita Bell Griffin is being tried..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Elderly Residents Raise Concerns About Conditions at Primrose of Shadow Creek
The City Council lets affordable housing projects go "out of service"
"...After a mid-August rainstorm, tenants living in Building 2 of Primrose of Shadow Creek found their elevator out of..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

It Took a Few Days: Obama and Perry Release Funds for Wildfire Relief
Obama Extends State of Emergency; TDRF vouchers and assistance cards
"...Friday waiting for President Obama to extend a State of Emergency to include the entire state, it also took..."

Sept. 10, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Northeast Alliance Rejects Housing Project
"...The Northeast Austin Business and Community Alliance, a group said to represent 11 Northeast..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Lydia Crafts

Council Split on How – and When – to Fund Housing
City scrambles to finance what voters rejected
"...The November failure of a $78 million bond question that would have funded..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

People of Low Income Have Rights
"...Dear Editor, Regarding Lydia Crafts' article "Manor Road Housing Project Looking for a Home" [News, June 20], Frank..."

June 23, 2008 Postmarks

Texas State Hold 'Em (Updated)
Will poker become taxable income in Texas?
"...'em yet), because letting people play poker for money and taking a share for the house may become legal..."

May 2, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
"...In April, as part of its effort to combat the deepening housing shortage, the..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Between Round Rock and a Hard Place
Northridge Acres can't find water, water anywhere.
"...Acres are pretty sure about two things: "Shit floats" and "Water flows toward money."..."

Nov. 15, 2002 News Feature by Walter Howerton Jr

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics
"...Greetings, young upstanding student, and welcome (back) to Austin, where you’re either..."

Aug. 30, 2018 News Post by News Staff

Center of Gravity
City's influx of new money and new businesses shifts council's political sails
"...your perspective, the May City Council elections portended one of two things: (1) Visionary, long-range policy-making has become the..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Where There’s a Roof There’s a Way
City Council agenda heavy with housing matters
"...like last week’s, but the 98 Items feature plenty of Austin’s current official preoccupation: How to incentivize various forms..."

Nov. 17, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The Rent Rub
Working Poor Getting Stiffed on Housing Costs
"...Holly and Bill Skeen, with son Billy, outside their Buckingham Estates..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Moving on Up
River Woods residents forced out of affordable apartments which are being demolished for a new luxury complex
"...sweltering Friday afternoon about six weeks ago, the residents of River Woods apartments, a converted 1950s-era motel situated smack-dab..."

Oct. 1, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...Turning off FM 1325 onto tattered Northridge Acres Drive is like..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
Despite a recent chastening by the Texas Legislature, the scandal-plaguedTexas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is stonewalling on an open records request by a nonprofit developers' group.
"...There's not a state agency in Texas that's been called on the carpet as often as..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Big City Blues
Although it has three of the 10 largest cities in the United States, Texas is still largely a state of home-rule cities. A brief look at the prospects for a real urban policy in Texas.
"...For decades, the state of Texas had a very straightforward relationship with its cities:..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
TDHCA board chair Michael E. Jones says he's found a way to keep indicted board member Florita Bell Griffin from participating in official business; the fate of millions of dollars in federal tax-credit housing subsidies depends on whether Griffin agrees to recuse herself.
"...The chairman of the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs says..."

June 30, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

(Gasp!) Watson Was Right
The Former Chief, the Audit, the Research All Say: We Need Community Policing
"...APD Chief Elizabeth Watson may have been right about community policing, but Austin needs a more effective leader to..."

March 21, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

(Gasp!) Watson Was Right
The Former Chief, the Audit, the Research All Say: We Need Community Policing
"...APD Chief Elizabeth Watson may have been right about community policing, but Austin neess a more effective leader to..."

March 21, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Look What Blew In
City scores $900,000 after $400,000 loss
"...the city was set to receive before it fumbled and lost the money. Ott lays out the miracle after..."

Dec. 29, 2011 News Post by Amy Smith

Postmarks
Home Is Where the Tax Credits Are
"...As spokesperson for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, we commend The..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Column

Naked City
Applications for the state's tax-credit housing allocations are in, and once again, Austin will have to compete with surrounding bedroom communities for affordable housing tax credits.
"...tax-credit apartment complexes are all in at the state housing agency, and once again, Austin faces stiff competition from..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Texas Department of Housing and CommunityAffairs board members have begun questioning TDHCA staff guidelines for administering the agency's low-income housing tax credits, which critics say are arbitrary and too subjective.
"...happened at last Friday's board meeting over at the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs: Board members questioned..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
The city gives a thumbs-down to subsidised housing.
"...great year for low-income renters in Austin. The price of housing continued to soar, a city-financed affordable apartment complex..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Life on the 38th Parallel
GAINing Ground
"...Behind the streets of abandoned buildings and red-light activity that's made Central East..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Postmarks
Development peccadillos and Lost Austin kudos.
"...have come to expect from your publications, is full of unsubstantiated claims and misinformation. When I bought the land..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column

Naked City
The Springvalley Townhomes, an affordable housing project planned in Williamson County, won approval from the state housing agency despite a long history of problems with its developer.
"...It was an apartment community that, on paper, looked to be a showcase for..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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