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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512-469-9606

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

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

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TXHAF provides in-person help for households

Texas homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic after January 21, 2020, now have access to local in-person support from the Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund (TXHAF).

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) recently approved $18.5 million in contracts for 26 subrecipients across the state–13 of which are already activated–to serve as local resources for application submission, housing counseling, and legal counseling. Application intake centers can submit applications on a homeowner’s behalf, making it easier for people with disabilities, limited computer proficiency, or limited internet access to apply.

Each household can receive up to $65,000 in total assistance from TXHAF for mortgage payments, property taxes, property insurance, homeowner/condo association fees, and/or utility bills. Among the requirements for eligibility, homeowners must have experienced financial hardship after January 21, 2020, due to the pandemic and have household income at or below 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or United States median income, whichever is greater.

For a full list of intake centers, housing counseling, and legal counseling services, visit TexasHomeownerAssistance.com/find-help/. Full program details, an eligibility screening tool, Applicant Success Checklist, program dashboard, or to apply online, visit TexasHomeownerAssistance.com. For all other questions, a toll-free call center is available at 833-651-3874 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Help is available in multiple languages.

 

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