In response to my blog earlier today about the composition of the Texas House Urban Affairs Committee I was asked where things stood regarding the committee that oversees housing in the Texas Senate.
That committee is the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee, chaired by Dallas Democratic Senator Royce West. Senator West represents southern Dallas and has a long interest in community development and affordable housing issues. The other committee members are:
- Vice chair: Robert Nichols (R)-Jacksonville
- Mario Gallegos, Jr (D)-Houston
- Dan Patrick (R)-Houston
- Jeff Wentworth (R)-San Antonio
The Intergovernmental Relations Committee has issued a lengthy report prepared over the interim that addresses many issues related to affordable housing.