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Housing and Health Services Coordination Council

Draft Report of Findings and Recommendations of the Housing and Health Services Coordination Council

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (“the Department”) is accepting public comment on the Draft Report of Findings and Recommendations of the Housing and Health Services Coordination Council (“Council”) (PDF). The draft incorporates suggested revisions by Council members. Notification of public comment appeared in the June 10, 2016, edition of the Texas Register.

The public comment period will open from June 20, 2016 through Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM Austin local time.

Comments received after 6:00 PM Austin local time on July 5, 2016 will not be accepted.

Written comments may be submitted in hard copy, fax, or email formats within the designated public comment period. Those making public comment are encouraged to reference the specific draft rule, policy, or report related to their comment as well as a specific reference or cite associated with each comment.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

         Attn: Housing Resource Center
         P.O. Box 13941
         Austin, Texas 78711-3941
         Fax: 512-475-0070
         Email: info@tdhca.state.tx.us

Please be aware that all comments submitted to TDHCA will be considered public information.

For more information on the public comment process, please visit the TDHCA Public Comment Center.

TDHCA will provide reasonable accommodations and language assistance, as required by law.

2016 Housing and Services Partnership Academy

On June 15, 2015, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), on behalf of the Housing and Health Services Coordination Council, contracted with CSH to coordinate a Housing and Services Partnership (HSP) Academy.
The HSP Academy provided local community teams the tools and education necessary to create integrated, affordable, and accessible housing for persons with disabilities and older Texans. The HSP Academy provided a 1.5 day onsite training February 9-10, 2016 in Austin and teams will receive onsite and offsite technical assistance in Spring 2016. Each team included at a minimum:

  1. A housing provider/developer;
  2. A service provider; and
  3. A person with a disability or their representative.

The following teams participated in the 2016 Academy:

  • East Texas Housing Coalition
  • Dallas County Housing Alliance
  • Coastal Bend Housing Solutions Services Committee
  • Housing and Services Roundtable of Tarrant County
  • Heart and Home Communities
  • Alamo Affordable Accessible Housing Co-Operative
  • San Benito Housing & Services Group
  • Lubbock Housing Team
  • Greater Houston Area Housing & Services Partnership Team

 

The Housing and Health Services Coordination Council (HHSCC) is codified in Texas Government Code §2306.1091. The purpose of the Council is to increase state efforts to offer service-enriched housing through increased coordination of housing and health services. The Council seeks to improve interagency understanding and increase the number of staff in state housing and health services agencies that are conversant in both housing and services.

The HHSCC is composed of 17 members: eight members appointed by the Governor, and eight State agency representative members. The Executive Director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs serves as the Council Chair and one TDHCA staff supports the Council activities.

Council members meet quarterly and provide direction to the staff to prepare a Biennial Plan that is submitted to the Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor on August 1 each even numbered year. Meetings are open to the public.

Meetings are open to the public. Notice is given to the public in the Texas Register, on TDHCA's website, through an email list, and on Twitter.

Visit the Biennial Plans page.