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

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Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

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TDHCA Housing Resource Center


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Public and Policy Affairs
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Tx 78711

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221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

TDHCA Press Room


TDHCA awards $4.9 million for housing and services to assist homeless

Developing housing to fit needs of vulnerable Texans

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced funding in nine Texas cities under the state-funded Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP), which helps provide housing and support services to individuals and families at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.

The TDHCA Governing Board approved the funding at its meeting on July 25, 2019, as part of a $4.9 million HHSP allocation. Each city or nonprofit organization within the city will also receive a portion of an additional $1.5 million to provide services to unaccompanied homeless youth and homeless young adults 24 years of age and younger. The additional funding comes as part of the appropriation bill passed earlier this year by the 86th Texas Legislature.

For state fiscal year 2020, the following cities or nonprofits received funding: City of Arlington, City of Austin, City of Dallas, City of Plano, Mother Teresa Shelter in the City of Corpus Christi, City of El Paso, City of Houston, City of Fort Worth, and Haven for Hope in the City of San Antonio. The City of Plano became eligible for participation in FY2018 due to an increase in population that placed the city over the threshold for participation. Per state law, TDHCA distributes the funding to large metropolitan areas with populations greater than 285,500 persons.

The chart below details the amounts each city received under HHSP.

HHSP Subrecipient FY 2020 Award for HHSP General Funds FY 2020 Award for HHSP Youth Set-Aside Funds Total HHSP Funds
City of Arlington
City of Austin
City of Corpus Christi – administered by Mother Teresa Shelter
City of Dallas
City of El Paso
City of Fort Worth
City of Houston
City of Plano
City of San Antonio – administered by Haven for Hope of Bexar County


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