Housing and Health Services Coordination Council
2016 Housing and Services Partnership Academy Announcement
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 will provide local community teams the tools and education necessary to create safe, affordable, accessible housing for persons with disabilities and older Texans. The HSP Academy will provide a 1.5 day onsite training February 9-10, 2016 in Austin and will receive onsite and offsite technical assistance following the intensive training and planning session in February. Each team includes at a minimum:
- A housing provider/developer;
- A service provider; and
- A person with a disability.
A Request for Applications was released in October and TDHCA is pleased to announce that the following nine teams were selected to participate. TDHCA and CSH look forward to working with the selected teams as they develop a local plan to increase affordable, accessible housing for in their respective communities.
- 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.
Visit the Biennial Plans page.