June 23, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Gov. Abbott Sets July 8 Date for Special Legislative Session on Voting Bill, Other Issues
  • Supreme Court Finds FHFA Structure Unconstitutional
  • Podcast: A New Kind of Manufactured Housing

Gov. Abbott Sets July 8 Date for Special Legislative Session on Voting Bill, Other Issues

Texas Tribune | June 22, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott has set a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 8, his office announced Tuesday.

Abbott’s office did not specify what legislative priorities will be included on the special session agenda and said in an advisory that such items “will be announced prior to the convening of the special session.”

Abbott has already said that he plans to ask state lawmakers to work on two priority elections and bail bills that died in the final hours of the regular legislative session after House Democrats walked out of the chamber.
 
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TLTA Editor's Note: TLTA's legislative team will continue to monitor the developing special session and alert you if the call includes any issues relevant to our industry. It is expected that the Texas Legislature will have at least two special sessions this year.
 

Supreme Court Finds FHFA Structure Unconstitutional

HousingWire | June 23, 2021
A Supreme Court decision in Collins v. Yellen has found the structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) unconstitutional, allowing for the removal of its director.

The case questioned whether the Biden administration would have the power to fire the agency’s director, Mark Calabria, a Trump-appointee and vocal critic of the government-sponsored enterprises. The court found that restricting his removal was unconstitutional.
 
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Podcast: A New Kind of Manufactured Housing

Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center | June 23, 2021
Housing affordability has been one of Texas' most pressing concerns for years. However, a new upgraded class of HUD-code manufactured homes called CrossMod homes offers a possible solution.
 
Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center economist Dr. Harold Hunt shares his insights in this new podcast.
 
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