Tax credits offered to developers in low-income areas in Texas

Developers who build low-cost subsidized apartments in affluent areas could see more tax credits under a state plan designed to correct the disproportionate amount of housing in poor minority areas.  The strategy outlined by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is in response to a federal court ruling that found the agency’s policies unintentionally violated the Fair Housing Act by denying participants the choice to live in neighborhoods that are more racially and economically diverse.


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