2023 Texas Legislature

2023 Texas Legislature

The 88th regular session of the Texas Legislature begins January 10 and runs through May 29. Check here for a list of housing-related bills that we will be updating and tracking throughout the session. You can find a list of our priorities here.

Updated 1/27/23

Notice an error or a bill that’s missing from the list? Contact ben@texashousing.org 

House Bills

HB 191
Author: Bernal
Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 238
Author: Bernal
Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities; changing the amount of a civil penalty.

HB 256
Author: Bernal
Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 265
Author: Bernal
Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and to the enforcement of that prohibition.

HB 289
Author: Bernal
Relating to the disposition of rental payments received by public housing authorities from tenants.

HB 299
Author: Murr
Relating to creating a voluntary accreditation for recovery housing.

HB 320
Author: Johnson, Jarvis
Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who are or were in foster care.

HB 334
Author: Johnson, Jarvis
Relating to contracts to provide appropriate residential housing to students in extended foster care who enroll at public institutions of higher education.

HB 383
Author: Collier
Relating to the provision of access to a dwelling by a landlord to a cotenant or occupant who commits certain offenses.

HB 428
Author: Lopez, Ray
Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate the housing needs of senior citizens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning.

HB 511
Author: Wu
Relating to the confidentiality of residential eviction case information.

HB 567
Author: Bowers
Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 581
Author: Raymond
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property owned by a charitable organization for the purpose of renting the property at below-market rates to low-income and moderate-income households.

HB 673
Author: Collier
Relating to notice and opportunity to cure that must be given before filing an eviction suit.

HB 738
Author: González, Jessica
Relating to a right of first refusal applicable to the sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 739
Author: González, Jessica
Relating to provisions applicable to affordable housing located in a reinvestment zone in certain areas of the state; authorizing a fee.

HB 754
Author: Gervin-Hawkins
Relating to a study on mold contamination in housing developments supported by financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 780
Author: Collier
Relating to the administration of the homeless housing and services program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 798
Author: Collier
Relating to crime victims’ compensation for certain relocation and housing rental expenses.

HB 833
Author: Campos
Relating to an evaluation by the housing and health services coordination council of the 2-1-1 services provided by the Texas Information and Referral Network.

HB 834
Author: Campos
Relating to the establishment by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs of a pilot program to solicit donations made by text message for the benefit of local programs that provide services to homeless individuals and families in certain municipalities.

HB 850
Author: Reynolds
Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty.
Companion: SB 274 by Blanco, Similar

HB 883
Author: Romero, Jr.
Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee; changing the amount of a civil penalty.

HB 912
Author: Campos
Relating to the operation of a transitional housing pilot program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 913
Author: Campos
Relating to the establishment of a statewide homelessness data system.

HB 965
Author: Allen
Relating to post-release housing for inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 1014
Author: Plesa
Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.

HB 1048
Author: Hinojosa
Relating to a landlord’s notice to residential tenants regarding rent increases.

HB 1049
Author: Hinojosa
Relating to prohibiting a prospective residential landlord from increasing the amount of rent during the rental application process.

HB 1056
Author: Hinojosa
Relating to the registration of financial institutions and investment firms that lease residential real property.

HB 1057
Author: Hinojosa
Relating to restrictions on the purchase of a single-family home by an investment firm.

HB 1058
Author: Goldman
Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for certain housing developments.
Companion: SB 325 by Perry, Identical

HB 1108
Author: Campos
Relating to a full-time, on-site property manager or security guard at certain housing facilities operated by public housing authorities.

HB 1109
Author: Campo
Relating to the provision of an emergency power source to residents of certain public housing facilities.

HB 1110
Author: Campos
Relating to the reimbursement of residents of public housing authorities for certain losses resulting from a disaster.

HB 1142
Author: Thierry
Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who are or were in foster care.

HB 1148
Author: Rosenthal
Relating to the repeal of the prohibition against certain municipal or county regulation of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

HB 1159
Author: Anderson
Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.
Companion: SB 349 by Springer, Identical

HB 1166
Author: Rosenthal
Relating to pet deposits or fees collected by landlords.

HB 1168
Author: Cole
Relating to a program to provide housing vouchers to emergency medical services personnel in certain counties.

HB 1173
Author: Meza
Relating to a tenant’s right to terminate a residential lease following certain outages of essential utilities.

HB 1187
Author: Jones, Jolanda
Relating to the inclusion of affordable housing as a qualifying project for public-private partnerships.

HB 1193
Author: Turner
Relating to prohibiting housing discrimination by a property owners’ association against a residential tenant based on the tenant’s method of payment.

HB 1262
Author: Vasut
Relating to the provision of written notice to vacate real property by electronic means.

HB 1268
Author: Walle
Relating to a landlord’s liability to a tenant for a casualty loss to residential rental premises caused by the landlord.

HB 1292
Author: Campos
Relating to access to mobile showers by homeless individuals in certain municipalities.

HB 1344
Author: Rosenthal
Relating to prohibiting an increase in the rent of a tenant residing in a development supported with a low income housing tax credit allocation.

HB 1381
Author: Hernandez
Relating to the public hearing requirement for a preliminary zoning report made by a zoning commission.

HB 1426
Author: Campos
Relating to statewide participation in a homeless management information system by service providers to the homeless.

HB 1450
Author: Collier
Relating to the confidentiality of eviction case information.

HB 1472
Author: Walle
Relating to eligibility requirements under the owner-builder loan program.

HB 1482
Author: Campos
Relating to the imposition of a county housing first initiatives fee in certain counties.

HB 1514
Author: Holland
Relating to protesting changes to municipal zoning regulations and boundaries.

HB 1523
Author: Campos
Relating to the establishment of a program administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and certain county housing authorities to incentivize landlords to accept tenants participating in the housing choice voucher program.

HB 1556
Author: Rosenthal
Relating to requirements for beneficial tax treatment related to a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility used to provide affordable housing.

HB 1557
Author: Campos
Relating to a Department of Public Safety program to provide grants to public improvement districts for services for homeless individuals.

HB 1619
Author: Moody
Relating to the nature and functions of certain public facility corporations located in certain counties contiguous to the international border.

HB 1622
Author: Moody
Relating to procurement procedures for certain municipal housing authorities.

HB 1634
Author: Walle
Relating to requirements for beneficial tax treatment related to a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility used to provide multifamily housing.

HB 1677
Author: Jetton
Relating to the issuance of a certified birth record, driver’s license, or personal identification certificate to a homeless individual.

HB 1690
Author: Gervin-Hawkins
Relating to a residential landlord’s duty regarding the provision of certain information.

HB 1704
Author: Walle
Relating to the establishment of the workforce housing capital investment fund program to fund the development of workforce housing in this state; authorizing a fee.


Senate Bills

SB 198
Author: Eckhardt
Relating to criminal history screening of applicants for residential tenancies.

SB 199
Author: Eckhardt
Relating to requirements for beneficial tax treatment related to a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility used to provide multifamily housing.

SB 202
Author: Eckhardt
Relating to prohibiting an increase in the rent before the end of a lease term of a tenant residing in a development supported with a low income housing tax credit allocation.

SB 274
Author: Blanco
Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty.
Companion: HB 850 by Reynolds, Similar

SB 325
Author: Perry
Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for certain housing developments.
Companion: HB 1058 by Goldman, Identical

SB 349
Author: Springer
Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.
Companion: HB 1159 by Anderson, Identical

SB 480
Author: Kolkhorst
Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization that provides rental housing constructed, rehabilitated, or purchased with money awarded through a program administered by the General Land Office.

SB 491
Author: Hughes
Relating to building height restrictions in certain municipalities.

SB 570
Author: West
Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of a person’s source of income and to the enforcement of that prohibition.

SB 572
Author: Kolkhorst
Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality or county to regulate certain unlicensed residential facilities.

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