Housing and Health Services Coordination Council
The Housing and Health Services Coordination Council (HHSCC) was created by Senate Bill 1878 during the 81st Texas Legislative Session. The purpose of this Council, as written in the statute, 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 of housing and services and increase the number of staff in state housing and state health services agencies that are conversant in both housing and health care policies. The creation of this Council was recommended to the 81st Texas Legislature by the Legislative Budget Board’s Effectiveness and Efficiency Report (2009 - PDF format).
The HHSCC is composed of 16 members: eight members appointed by the Governor, and seven State agency representative members. The Executive Director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs serves as the Council Chair.