Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

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Information on homelessness, poverty and poverty income guidelines

  • Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless (TICH) - TDHCA continues to be the lead agency in TICH, a coalition of Texas agencies working to develop a strategic plan to address the needs of the homeless.
  • The Texas Homeless Network (THN) is a statewide nonprofit membership organization that provides information services on homeless issues to direct service providers and individual members all across the state of Texas. THN has concentrated its efforts on coalition building and offers training to develop and increase the effectiveness of local homeless coalitions. For more information, call (512) 482-8270 or visit
  • The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), located at the University of Texas at Austin, provides assistance to any student experiencing homelessness who is having difficulty enrolling in, attending, or succeeding in school. For more information, call 1-800-446-3142, or visit
  • National Coalition for the Homeless – NCH’s mission is to end homelessness. Their work is focused in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights. Their approaches are: grassroots organizing, public education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and partnerships. The Web site features informative fact sheets about homelessness:
  • HUD Research Page – Policy Development & Research is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Office provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions.
  • The Institute for Children & Poverty is dedicated to reducing homelessness and poverty by providing families with the education and training that will enable them to build independent lives. The site features data on homelessness in the United States and also is a source of free publications on homelessness. Visit for more information.
  • National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty - The mission of the Law Center is to alleviate, ameliorate and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.