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In an effort to assist you in accessing data from both public and private sources, the following links are offered for your convenience. These sources contain a variety of purposeful information pertaining to housing finance, community assistance programs, manufactured housing, the colonias and state and federal government. (Note: These links take you to sources outside of TDHCA, and therefore, TDHCA cannot assume responsibility for the accuracy of information found.)

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Colonias

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Community Services

Information on Community Action Agencies

  • Texas Association of Community Action Agencies (TACAA) is a private nonprofit corporation created to provide a unified voice for Community Action Agencies in advocacy, policy, programmatic and legislative issues affecting families and communities in the State of Texas. http://www.tacaa.org/
  • Community Action Partnership, formerly the National Association of Community Action Agencies, is the national organization representing the interests of local community action agencies working to fight poverty. http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/
  • National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) assists states in moving low-income people toward self-sufficiency. NASCSP coordinates the annual CSBG National Survey that Texas CSBG contractors complete every spring. http://www.nascsp.org

Information on homelessness, poverty and poverty income guidelines

  • 2009 Poverty Income Guidelines - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 42 U.S.C. 9902 (2)
  • Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless (TICH) - TDHCA continues to be the lead agency in TICH, a coalition of Texas agencies working to develop a strategic plan to address the needs of the homeless.
  • The Texas Homeless Network (THN) is a statewide nonprofit membership organization that provides information services on homeless issues to direct service providers and individual members all across the state of Texas. THN has concentrated its efforts on coalition building and offers training to develop and increase the effectiveness of local homeless coalitions. For more information, call (512) 482-8270 or visit http://www.thn.org.
  • The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), located at the University of Texas at Austin, provides assistance to any student experiencing homelessness who is having difficulty enrolling in, attending, or succeeding in school. For more information, call 1-800-446-3142, or visit www.utdanacenter.org/theo/.
  • National Coalition for the Homeless – NCH’s mission is to end homelessness. Their work is focused in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights. Their approaches are: grassroots organizing, public education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and partnerships. The Web site features informative fact sheets about homelessness: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/
  • HUD Research Page – Policy Development & Research is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Office provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions. http://www.huduser.org/
  • The Institute for Children & Poverty is dedicated to reducing homelessness and poverty by providing families with the education and training that will enable them to build independent lives. The site features data on homelessness in the United States and also is a source of free publications on homelessness. Visit http://www.homesforthehomeless.com/ for more information.
  • National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty - The mission of the Law Center is to alleviate, ameliorate and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. http://www.nlchp.org/

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Compliance

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Energy Efficiency

For additional energy efficiency resources, visit the following related links pages:
Weatherization Assistance Program
Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program

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Manufactured Housing

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Nonprofit Assistance Related Web Sites

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Real Estate Analysis Related Web Sites

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