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

HOME and Homeless Programs Division Announcements

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Basics Webinar

TDHCA staff will discuss the basics of ESG, including eligible costs and activities during a webinar on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The ESG Basics webinar is for organizations that have not received ESG funds and for organizations wanting a refresher course on ESG. Past ESG Subrecipients that received monitoring findings may find this refresher beneficial. Register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3264937505197908737

Handouts for the ESG Basics Webinar

ESG Basics PowerPoint (PDF)
Guide on Eligible ESG Uses (PDF)
Infographic: Overview of ESG Client Services (PDF)

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Naomi Cantu, Coordinator for Homeless Programs and Policy, at 512-475-3975 or esg@tdhca.state.tx.us.

2019 Single Family Development Program (SFD) NOFA

Approximately $4,000,000 in HOME funds are available to eligible entities for an award for SFD Activities funds. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Applications will be accepted from Monday, May 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. Austin local time until Friday, July 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Austin local time.

The NOFA may be accessed at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/nofa.htm. Application materials are available at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/applications.htm.

For NOFA, application, or programmatic questions, please contact the HOME Division at home@tdhca.state.tx.us. You may also contact TDHCA HOME Single Family Production Coordinator Jaclyn Leasure at 512-475-2975 or jaclyn.leasure@tdhca.state.tx.us.

For any technical questions or problems with the Excel Application spreadsheets, please contact TDHCA HOME Manager Chad Landry at chad.landry@tdhca.state.tx.us or 512-475-2135.

HOME Program Announces Release of 2018 General Set-Aside HOME Funds

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 HOME Single Family Programs Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance (HRA) General Set-Aside and the 2018 HOME Single Family Programs Homebuyer Assistance (HBA) and Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) General Set-Aside Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) have been posted.

Funds for general set-aside activities will be subject to the Regional Allocation Formula (RAF). The RAF requires that funding be disbursed in a pattern that is as wide as possible. Initial funding set-asides differentiate between rural and urban subregions within each Uniform State Service Region. As time passes, any funds not requested will collapse into larger geographic pools, which encompass the whole Uniform State Service Region, in order that applicants in high demand areas are allowed an opportunity to access the unrequested funds initially set-aside for low demand areas in the Region. Sometime after the urban/rural collapse within the Uniform State Service Regions occurs, the remaining funding for each of the Uniform State Service Regions will collapse for statewide availability. Finally, after the statewide collapse any remaining available funds dedicated for a specific activity will collapse and be allowed to be used for any other eligible activity.

Please note state law limits the amount of funding TDHCA can provide in Participating Jurisdictions, which are areas of the state that receive their own dedicated funding source for HOME from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and as such some areas of the state may not be eligible for TDHCA's HOME funding even after the statewide collapse occurs as described above. Also note that funding for some activities will first be made through the Open Application Cycle (sometimes called the contracts cycle, where more than one household can be served under the same contract), whereas eventually all funding will collapse into the Reservation System, which allows the reservation of funds to serve just one household per reservation. The period of time for each phase of the RAF and distribution schedule for each activity is described in more detail below.

HRA General Set-Aside NOFA

Approximately $11,694,221 in HOME funds will be made available for HRA General Set-Aside Activities through the reservation system beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time. Please note the following important deadline dates and times:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, funds not requested by subregion will collapse and be made available by Uniform State Service Region.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, funds not requested under the Uniform State Service Regions will collapse and be made available for any HRA activities in any Uniform State Service Region.
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, funds remaining in HRA will be made available for any General Set-Aside Activity in any Uniform State Service Region.

Administrators with current Reservation System Participant (RSP) Agreements will be able to access available funding. An RSP Agreement is not a guarantee of funds. Applications to access the Reservation System are available now and will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

HBA and TBRA General Set-Aside NOFA

Approximately $7,796,148 in HOME fund for HBA and TBRA General Set-Aside Activities are available to eligible entities for an award of funds for HOME Single Family Activities under the Open Application Cycle. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note the following important deadline dates and times:

  • Application acceptance period begins Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, funds not requested under the Open Application Cycle utilizing the RAF will collapse and will be made available in any Uniform State Service Region.
  • Applications will be accepted by the Department on an on-going basis until the earlier of the award of all funds, or Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Austin local time.
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. Austin local time, funds that have not been requested under the Open Application Cycle will be made available under the Reservation System for reservation and commitment of funds benefiting individual households through RSP Agreements in any Uniform State Service Region for General Set-Aside TBRA or HBA Activities.

The NOFAs may be accessed at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/nofa.htm. Application materials are available at: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/applications.htm.

For NOFA, application, or programmatic questions, please contact the HOME Division at home@tdhca.state.tx.us. You may also contact TDHCA HOME Single Family Production Coordinator Jaclyn Leasure at 512-475-2975 or jaclyn.leasure@tdhca.state.tx.us.

For any technical questions or problems with the Excel Application spreadsheets, please contact TDHCA HOME Manager Chad Landry at chad.landry@tdhca.state.tx.us or 512-475-2135.