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Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP)
HHSP was established during the 81st Texas Legislature through an appropriations rider and codified during the 82nd Texas Legislature.
Through HHSP, 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.
While no direct appropriations were made for the program during the 82nd Legislature, Senate Bill 1, 82nd Legislature, First Called Session, allows the Department to apply available funds to this program. For State Fiscal Year 2013, the Department has identified a total of $5 million for HHSP.
Cities currently served through HHSP include Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.