The developers for the Oak Creek apartments have applied for 9% Housing Tax Credits (TDHCA website 9% page) so they can build reduced rent (affordable housing) units. This is a very competitive process. There is a public comment period for the TDHCA 9% tax credits which ends June 23, 2017.
During this public comment period we can write to the TDHCA (details below) and attend TDHCA Board meetings to express our opinions and opposition regarding the project. The TDHCA looks at the public comments when evaluating a project.
Sign petition opposing the tax credits
You can sign the online petition here by June 15 (the Board needs time to prepare the petition for submission). All residents who are at least 18 years of age can sign.
Submit comments to TDHCA
If you wish to submit comments to the TDHCA by phone, fax or email (details below), be sure to include the following
Application# 17272 Development Name: Elysium Grand
Development Address: N side of Oak Creek Dr, W of Mopac
(Note: the address under the application is not 3300 Oak Creek. This is because the developer applied for 2 projects under the same land during the pre-application process and they could not put 2 applications under the same address).
Development City: Austin, TX 78727
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Attn: Multifamily Finance Division
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Texas 78711-3941
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by fax: (512) 475-1895