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Community Affairs

The Community Affairs Division awards federal funds to assist local agencies providing assistance to needy Texas residents. Application intake, income verification, and all client services are handled by these local agencies; TDHCA does not provide any services directly to individuals.

Programs Overview

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

CEAP is a utility assistance program designed to assist low income households in meeting their immediate energy needs and to encourage consumers to control energy costs for years to come through energy education. More »

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

CSBG provides funds to Community Action Agencies, nonprofit organizations and units of general government to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. CSBG is funded by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS). TDHCA provides 90% of its CSBG funds to Community Action Agencies while five percent of CSBG funds are awarded on a competitive basis for a variety of programs that fight poverty and provide disaster relief. More »

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program

The Emergency Solutions Grants program, formerly the Emergency Shelter Grants Program, is a competitive grant that awards funds to private nonprofit organizations, cities, and counties in the State of Texas to provide the services necessary to help persons that are at-risk of homelessness or homeless quickly regain stability in permanent housing. More »

Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP)

HHSP was established by the 82nd Texas Legislature. Through the program, the state provides funding to the eight largest cities in support of services to homeless individuals and families, including services such as case management, and housing placement and retention. More »

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

WAP is operated with funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). WAP is designed to help low income customers control their energy costs through installation of weatherization materials and education. More »