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

Housing and Health Services Coordination Council

The Housing and Health Services Coordination Council (HHSCC) is codified in Texas Government Code §2306.1091. The purpose of the Council is to increase state efforts to offer service-enriched housing through increased coordination of housing and health services. The Council seeks to improve interagency understanding and increase the number of staff in state housing and health services agencies that are conversant in both housing and services.


2016 Housing & Services Partnership Academy

Request for Applications

A Request for Applications (RFA) is issued by CSH in partnership with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). The purpose is to solicit proposals from communities who wish to participate in a Housing & Services Partnership (HSP) Academy. The HSP Academy will provide training and technical assistance to community teams across Texas to help develop comprehensive plans for improving the quantity and quality of affordable, accessible, integrated housing and supportive services for people with disabilities and older Texans, and prepare communities to address the housing needs of this population. Outcomes will guide future technical assistance based on the planning process during the Academy. Each team will participate in a follow-up needs assessment that will guide and customize technical assistance for each community plan.

The costs for lodging will be covered by CSH. Other travel costs will be reimbursed for all team members.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: October 14, 2015

A pre-application webinar will be held on September 22 at 9:30 AM CDT to answer questions about the HSP Academy and application process. Click here (csh.usl.com) to register for the Webinar. Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to participate, and the Webinar will also be archived at http://www.csh.org/training for later viewing.

Please go to this website to view the Request for Applications. http://www.csh.org/csh-in-the-field/texas/

For additional information, contact Kelly Opot with CSH at 281-702-5033 or kelly.opot@csh.org.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and language assistance will be made available for persons with limited English proficiency.

The HHSCC is composed of 17 members: eight members appointed by the Governor, and eight State agency representative members. The Executive Director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs serves as the Council Chair and one TDHCA staff supports the Council activities.

Council members meet quarterly and provide direction to the staff to prepare a Biennial Plan that is submitted to the Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor on August 1 each even numbered year. Meetings are open to the public.

Meetings are open to the public. Notice is given to the public in the Texas Register, on TDHCA's website, through an email list, and on Twitter.

Visit the Biennial Plans page.