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Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP)

HHSP was established during the 81st Texas Legislature through an appropriations rider and codified during the 82nd Texas Legislature.

Through HHSP, the state provides funding to the eight largest cities in support of services to homeless individuals and families. Cities currently served through HHSP include Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

Allowable activities include construction, development, or procurement of housing for homeless persons; rehabilitation of structures targeted to serving homeless persons or persons at-risk of homelessness; provision of direct services and case management to homeless persons or persons at-risk of homelessness; or other homelessness-related activity as approved by the Department.

Between State Fiscal Years 2010-2016, HHSP has served 45,672 persons, which makes up 35,553 households.

HHSP Subrecipient Cities

HHSP Performance

HHSP performance reports provide a general overview of HHSP and the impact of the program in reducing homelessness in Texas.

State Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 HHSP Performance Report (PDF)