Read the Comments of Texas Housers and Texas Appleseed on HUD's attempt to roll back fair housing and get rid of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule that helps local cities and regions make informed plans to undo discriminatory housing, land use, and other policies and build inclusive communities with opportunity for all.
OPENING PARAGRAPH: Dear Mr. Phillips and Ms. Lagrone: We have carefully reviewed the Regional Methods of Distribution (MODs) suballocating Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBGDR) funds submitted by the nine eligible Councils of Government (COGs) as required by the Texas Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey. Many of these MODs do not comply with the State Action Plan, the GLO MOD Guidelines, or in some cases, the Federal Register Notice, and should be returned for revision to address these issues, and reposted for public comment.
OPENING PARAGRAPH: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on SETRPC’s MOD. Texas Appleseed has reviewed the MOD, covering $156,700,835 in Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for local buyout and acquisition programs and infrastructure programs, allocated by the State of Texas in its Action Plan. We have serious concerns about SETRPC’s MOD, in particular, about the formula used to suballocate CDBG-DR funds and resulting distribution of funds.


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