HUD to take a wait-and-see plan with Galveston Fair Housing issues

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development couldn’t say whether a proposed resolution to suspend tax credits for three years on low-income housing developments would be a violation of the Fair Housing Act.

“We don’t know what happens until it’s happening,” Brian Sullivan, a spokesman for the department, said Friday. “It’s getting ahead to talk about something that hasn’t happened yet.”

The city council will consider the proposed resolution next month after deferring the resolution last week, but after a federal official called Mayor Joe Jaworski about the proposed resolution, residents have questioned the department’s policy.

Jaworski said last week Mercedes Marquez, assistant secretary for HUD, called him and said the city could expect some kind of enforcement action if the city council passes the resolution that threatens the Galveston Housing Authority’s plans for mixed-income housing.

Read more at HUD to take a wait-and-see plan with isle – The Daily News


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