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TDHCA’s HOME Program awards $10.6 million to aid in the state’s supply of affordable housing

TDHCA’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”) awarded $10.6 million to 34 cities, counties, and nonprofit organizations throughout Texas; primarily to rural communities that are not eligible to receive HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). The funds, awarded through a competitive application process, will help maintain, increase, and preserve the state’s supply of affordable housing while expanding the options of Texans regarding where they choose to live.

The awards made through HOME are funded by HUD. Congress established the program in 1990 to expand homeownership and alleviate the problems of homelessness, burdensome rent levels, and deteriorating housing stock.

More than 600 households in rural communities around the state were helped using HOME funds in Fiscal Year 2016 (Sept. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016).

The $10.6 million allocation was awarded in November 2016.

 

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Date Headline
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07/30/2015 State housing agency’s $63.5 million tax credit allocation to expand housing options for income-eligible Texans
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07/16/2015 State housing agency’s $1 million contract to improve living standards in five Maverick County colonias
07/16/2015 State housing agency provides additional $578,000 to improve colonia standards in Cameron and Willacy counties
02/27/2015 State housing agency to contribute to ambitious makeover of 1,590 units of El Paso public housing
01/21/2015 State housing agency’s $6.7 million financing package to expand affordable rental market in Rio Hondo