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

Communities and Nonprofits

The following programs are open to eligible nonprofit organizations, such as Community Action Agencies; Community Housing Development Organizations; units of local government, Colonias; and Public Housing Authorities.

Build or Rehabilitate Single Family Homes in Rural Texas

Colonia Model Subdivision

Loans to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) to develop residential subdivisions as an alternative to colonias. Watch our NOFA page for funding availability.

HOME Program – Single Family Repair

Loans and grants for the rehabilitation of single family homes. This program includes, roof repair or replacement, electrical system and plumbing repairs.

HOME Program – Rental Housing Development

Loans or grants for the development of affordable rental housing in rural Texas.


Build or Preserve Multifamily Rental Housing

Housing Tax Credit Program

Used to fund the construction of high quality affordable rental communities in Texas.

HOME Program - Rental Housing Development

Loans or grants for the development of affordable rental housing in rural Texas to eligible entities to develop or preserve affordable rental housing.

Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bond Program

Loans for the acquisition or development of affordable rental units.


Homeownership Assistance

Deed Conversion

Contract for Deed Conversion Initiative (HOME Division)

Used to support the facilitation of colonia-resident homeownership by converting contracts for deed into traditional mortgages.

Homebuyer Assistance

HOME Program - Homebuyer Assistance Program

Loans and grants to provide down payment and closing cost assistance.

Texas Bootstrap Loan Program

Loans to purchase or refinance real property on which to improve existing or construct new residential housing through “sweat equity.”


Rent Assistance

HOME Program - Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

Grants to provide rental assistance for two years.


Home Affordability: Energy Efficiency

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

Funds to provide energy education, emergency utility bill payment assistance, and HVAC repair/replacement.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Funds to install weatherization materials and conduct energy conservation education.


Transitioning Texans Out of Poverty

Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG)

Funds Community Action Agencies to help provide a wide range of essential services designed to promote stability and self-sufficiency among low income individuals.

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program

Funds to provide shelter and related services to the homeless.

Colonia Self-Help Centers (SHC)

Funds Self Help Centers in Cameron/Willacy, El Paso, Hidalgo, Maverick, Starr, and Val Verde, and Webb counties to provide technical assistance for community development activities, infrastructure improvements, and outreach and education.


Tools for Serving People with Disabilities

Resources for Potential Administrators of TDHCA funds

Nonprofits interested in administering funds to serve people with disabilities are encouraged to check out TDHCA's Programs for Administrators information.

Technical Assistance and Training Resources

TDHCA also offers Technical assistance and training resources for nonprofits interested in creating affordable housing for people with disabilities coordinated with services.

Local Service Providers

Contact local service providers in your area for information about services available to tenants with disabilities.