Help for Texans
- If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit our Help for Texans page.
HOME Disaster Relief
The Texas HOME Disaster Relief Program is a long-term housing program designed to serve income eligible households impacted by disasters.
HOME Disaster Relief Funds
- HOME Disaster Relief funds are available to assist with federal or state declared disasters, or other natural or man-made disasters that may occur.
- The Department's practice is to maintain a HOME Disaster Relief Fund balance of $1 million whenever possible.
- Current available funding amounts can be found on the HOME Reservation Summary page at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/home-reservation-summary.htm.
- These funds can be accessed to support impacted households not located in communities that receive HOME funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”).
- See the “communities that are generally ineligible for TDHCA HOME funding (PDF)” link at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/index.htm
- Units of local government, nonprofit organizations, and Public Housing Authorities
- Eligible applicants can apply for access to disaster relief funding through an open application cycle
- HOME Program application materials are available at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/applications.htm
- HOME funds are reimbursed based on eligible costs incurred; there a no “up-front” funds for anticipated costs
- Communities with existing HOME Reservation System Participant (“RSP”) Agreements may request an amendment to add the Disaster Relief set-aside
- Contact the HOME Program staff for more resources and assistance with applying for and administering HOME Disaster Relief funds
HOME Rehabilitation, Reconstruction
HOMEowner Rehabilitation Assistance (HRA) Program
- Home rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement of a manufactured housing unit.
- Support is provided in the form of a grant agreement or deferred forgivable loan, contingent upon the type of HRA housing assistance.
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- Rental subsidies for up to 24 months while the household engages in a self-sufficiency program; may include security and utility deposit.
- Support is provided in the form of a grant to eligible households.
HOMEbuyer Assistance Program (HOME HBA)
- Down payment and closing cost assistance of up to $20,000 per household for the purchase of a home.
- Support is provided as a deferred forgivable loan to qualified home buyers.
- Households earning at or below 80% Area Median Family Income (“AMFI”) as defined by HUD;
- Must meet all applicable HOME Program requirements; and
- Must have been directly affected by the disaster.