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

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center


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

Physical Address:
221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

TDHCA Press Room

TDHCA delivers state, federal funding to assist Texans affected by COVID-19

After Congress in March 2020 passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, TDHCA was tasked to deliver more than $395 million in funding through federal and state programs to in order to meet the growing financial needs of Texas families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. TDHCA is currently coordinating with more than 50 nonprofits, state, city and county offices to provide rent and utility assistance, as well as targeted eviction diversion relief across the state.

To date, TDHCA has distributed approximately $16.4 million through such programs as the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG-CV), the Community Services Block Grants (CSBG), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-CV), HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (HOME TBRA) Program and the Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP).

Program Amount Awarded* Amount Spent Household/Individuals Served*
(Reprogrammed funds)
$11.3 million $667,898 446 HH
(Reprogrammed funds)
$1.5 million $1.2 million 5,325 Individuals
HHSP $239,884 $158,036 456 Individuals
CSBG CARES $48.1 million $6.9 million 19,661 Individuals
LIHEAP CARES $94 million $6.7 million 14,148 Individuals
(two allocations)
$98 million $766,476 946 Individuals
(three allocations)
$141.8 million Available in 2020 Available in 2020

*As of October 29, 2020

“TDHCA staff have worked tirelessly through these unprecedented months, all while maintaining the day-to-day operations of administering an annual $2 billion budget to deliver local housing and community-based opportunities and assistance to Texans in need,” said TDCHA Executive Director Bobby Wilkinson.

TDHCA staff expect to enter into contracts with limited Texas communities for rental assistance funded by CDBG CARES funding by the end of 2020, and expect to achieve statewide coverage with the CDBG rental assistance in 2021.


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