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

TDHCA Adds HUD, USDA Vacancies to Katrina Housing Database

TDHCA has added vacant units in properties funded through HUD and the US Department of Agriculture to its online database of available rental housing. The Department created this searchable database to aid evacuees from Hurricane Katrina in finding a long-term solution to their housing needs in the city of their choice. The database contains location and contact information for over 1000 rental units in Texas.

The Department continues to play a key role in the state's efforts to respond to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. TDHCA and its network of Community Service Block Grant contract agencies, for example, have assisted over 80,000 people with housing, food, transportation, and a wide variety of other essential emergency services. Several staff members also spent time in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Tyler working directly with evacuees, helping direct them to vacant units and out of city shelters.