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

Housing Stability Services (HSS) Program

The HSS Program provides assistance to local communities and non-profits to assist income eligible households to help them maintain or obtain stable housing. The program is funded by Treasury through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1 and ERA2).

Texas Access to Justice Foundation – Legal Aid and Eviction Help

The HSS Program funds the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) in partnership with 10 organizations statewide to provide counsel to accompany low-income households to their eviction proceedings, provide mediation services between tenants and landlords, and provide local in-person and online housing clinics to assist low-income households. The TAJF Program is funded through March 31, 2024.

*For HSS Subrecipients funded to provide legal aid outside of the TAJF Program, please ensure households do not receive a duplication of benefits from multiple organizations.

Program Guidance and Regulations

Program Forms

Administrative Forms as applicable for Administrators only

Sample Program Forms as applicable for Administrators only

Monthly Performance and Expenditure Reporting

  1. Submit monthly Household level information by uploading the following competed Excel file:
  2. Submit aggregate monthly Performance and Expenditure Reporting

Monthly Virtual Office Hours

Each month, one week on advance of monthly reporting deadlines, HSS staff will host Virtual Office Hours to answer program and reporting related questions. All Subrecipient staff members working on ERA2 HSS programs are encouraged to attend and participate in these office hours.

Subrecipient Reporting Period Virtual Office Hours for
Program and Reporting Questions

Registration link

(10:00am-11:00am Central, one week
in advance of each reporting deadline)
Submission Deadline for all Monthly Reports
September 1-30, 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 Monday, October 17, 2022
October 1-31, 2022 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Tuesday, November 15, 2022
November 1-30, 2022 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Thursday, December 15, 2022
December 1-31, 2022 Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Tuesday, January 17, 2023
January 1-31, 2023 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Wednesday, February 15, 2023
February 1-28, 2023 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Wednesday, March 15, 2023
March 1-31, 2023 Monday, April 10, 2023 Monday, April 17, 2023
April 1-30, 2023 Monday, May 8, 2023 Monday May, 15, 2023
May 1-31, 2023 Thursday, June 8, 2023 Thursday, June 15, 2023
June 1-30, 2023 Monday, July 10, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023
July 1-31, 2023 Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Tuesday, August 15, 2023
August 1-31, 2023 Friday, September 8, 2023 Friday, September 15, 2023
September 1-30, 2023 Monday, October 9, 2023 Monday, October 16, 2023
October 1-31, 2023 Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Wednesday, November 15, 2023
November 1-30, 2023 Friday, December 8, 2023 Friday, December 15, 2023
December 1-31, 2023 Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Tuesday, January 16, 2024
January 1-31, 2024 Thursday, February 8, 2024 Thursday, February 15, 2024
February 1-29, 2024 Friday, March 8, 2024 Friday, March 15, 2024
March 1-31, 2024 Monday, April 8, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024

Webinars

Webinar recordings link to YouTube. Presentation slides and handouts are provided in PDF format.

Subscribe to E-mail Lists

For more information, please contact hss@tdhca.state.tx.us.