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

Community Affairs

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The Community Affairs Division awards federal funds to assist local agencies providing assistance to needy Texas residents. Application intake, income verification, and all client services are handled by these local agencies; TDHCA does not provide any services directly to individuals.

Programs Overview

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

CEAP is a utility assistance program designed to assist low income households in meeting their immediate energy needs and to encourage consumers to control energy costs for years to come through energy education. More »

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Programs (LIHWAP)

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a water assistance program designed to assist low-income households in meeting their immediate water and wastewater needs. The LIHWAP is administered through subrecipients, which collectively cover all 254 counties of the state. More »

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

CSBG provides funds to Community Action Agencies, nonprofit organizations and units of general government to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. CSBG is funded by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS). TDHCA provides 90% of its CSBG funds to Community Action Agencies while five percent of CSBG funds are awarded on a competitive basis for a variety of programs that fight poverty and provide disaster relief. More »

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

WAP is operated with funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). WAP is designed to help low income customers control their energy costs through installation of weatherization materials and education. More »