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

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center
800-525-0657

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

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221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

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TDHCA’s Ending Homelessness Fund finances prevention services

The TDHCA Governing Board approved this month the distribution of $466,234 to nine Texas cities to complement their homelessness prevention services. The funding is possible through the Texas Ending Homelessness Fund (created by the 85th Texas Legislature), which provides an opportunity for Texans to donate to the state's efforts at combatting homelessness when completing their first-time Vehicle Registration or Vehicle Registration Renewal.

The cities of Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano, and San Antonio will each receive $51,804. The awards mark the second allocation since the fund launched in 2018. The funds will be used to help further such services as homeless assistance, prevention, emergency shelter operations, and case management.

Launched in January 2018, donations to the EHF average approximately $25,000 each month.

 

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