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Experiencing a housing crisis? TDHCA can help

Everyone needs a little help now and again. That can be as simple as helping a friend move into her new apartment, or perhaps letting a buddy use your washing machine when his is out of commission.

There are times, however, when a little help just isn't enough.

What do you do when you are facing eviction? Who can help you find permanent housing if you've already been evicted and at the end of your rope?

The easiest way to answer questions like these is to visit the Help for Texans tab on the Department's main Web page. Help for Texans is a quick, three-step interactive Web tool that can point you toward a number of resources serving your community.

These include nonprofit or government agencies that - depending on funding levels - may offer emergency rental assistance to avoid eviction, rapid re-housing in the event of eviction, housing search and relocation assistance, emergency shelter, affordable legal aid, and a host of related services.

Simply select the "Emergency & Homeless Services" radio button on the Help for Texans page, type in either the city or county meeting your search criteria, and click the "Search" button.

This will automatically generate a list of all organizations providing emergency and homeless services in your community. Clicking on the name of the entity will provide you each agency's address, phone number and a brief description of the type of assistance offered.

So, if you or someone you know is in a housing crisis, reach out to Help for Texans. That's what we're here for.

News Releases

News releases are developed by the Communications and Marketing section of the Division of Policy and Public Affairs to publicize TDHCA program activities. These include application funding cycles, program grant awards, special events, board activities, and other relevant information.

Date Headline
06/26/2014 State housing agency’s $1 million contract to help county improve living standards in five colonias (El Paso County)
06/26/2014 State housing agency’s $600,000 contract to help county improve living standards in five colonias (Val Verde County)
06/06/2014 State housing agency joins Governor Perry in saluting, promoting affordable homeownership
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $5.7 million for major upgrades to Big Spring rental property
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $5.1 million for major upgrades to Marshall rental property
05/08/2014 State housing agency commits $2.3 million loan toward major upgrades to Victoria rental property
04/10/2014 State housing agency moves to restore key energy assistance program to nine southwest Texas counties
01/27/2014 State housing agency’s $37 million funding package to expand Fort Worth’s affordable rental market
01/27/2014 State housing agency’s $969,000 in housing tax credits to increase affordable rental options in Brownsville
12/12/2013

State housing agency invests $3 million to expand affordable rental options in Rio Grande City

10/11/2013

State housing agency awards $1.2 million to expand El Paso’s affordable rental market

10/11/2013 State housing agency awards $442,000 to expand Levelland’s affordable rental mark
10/11/2013

State housing agency awards $1.5 million to expand San Antonio’s affordable rental market

10/11/2013 State housing agency awards $890,000 to expand affordable rental market for Richmond’s seniors
09/20/2013 Director of state housing agency’s Multifamily Finance Division named industry’s ‘2013 Young Leader’
09/12/2013 State housing agency awards $1.2 million to expand Austin’s affordable rental market
07/25/2013 State housing agency allocates $57.8 million in tax credits; financing tool to create 5,000 units of affordable housing
06/14/2013

State housing agency, Governor’s Homeownership Month proclamation promote, support affordable homeownership

05/09/2013 County earns additional $500,000 from state housing agency to expand assistance to colonia residents (El Paso County)
02/25/2013

$12 million federal grant to help Texas house, reduce homelessness among low-income persons with disabilities

02/21/2013

State housing agency’s $3 million loan to expand affordable rental market, housing choice in Midland

01/17/2013
01/17/2013 State housing agency sending local nonprofit additional $128,750 to fight, prevent homelessness (Austin)
01/17/2013 State awards $1 million to improve housing, lives for colonia residents in Cameron and Willacy counties
01/17/2013 State housing agency’s $3 million loan to lift Lake Dallas’ affordable rental market, increase housing choice
01/17/2013 State housing agency’s $1.45 million loan to continue expansion of housing choice, economy in Johnson City
12/13/2012 State housing agency’s funding package to increase housing choice, add boost to New Braunfels economy
12/13/2012 State housing agency cements deal providing energy assistance, self-sufficiency programs in six area counties (Southwest Texas)
10/09/2012 State housing agency’s funding package to increase housing choice, add momentum to Lubbock economy
09/06/2012 State housing agency’s $1.5 million loan to lift Brownwood’s affordable rental market, increase housing choice
09/06/2012

State housing agency’s $2 million loan to lift Blanco’s affordable rental market, increase housing choice

08/20/2012

State council report: Continue to match employment and health services, local housing programs to reduce homelessness

07/27/2012 State housing agency’s $48.6 million in housing tax credits to expand housing choices, support local economies
07/26/2012 State housing agency awards $1.2 million to county improving housing, lives in colonias (Webb County)
07/26/2012 State housing agency awards $1 million to county improving housing, lives in colonias (Hidalgo County)
06/29/2012 State housing agency: $97 million ready to ease energy cost burden for low-income Texans
06/14/2012

State housing agency: Four great ways to celebrate Homeownership Month and achieve American Dream

06/14/2012 State housing agency sending $8.7 million to local providers working to prevent homelessness
06/14/2012 State housing agency moves to restore energy assistance program in six southwest Texas counties
05/23/2012 Texans encouraged to lower housing costs through Energy Star sales tax holiday
05/11/2012 State awards $125,000 to regional nonprofit helping
lift Native Americans into self sufficiency (Dallas)
05/11/2012 State awards $125,000 to regional nonprofit helping
lift farmworkers into self sufficiency (South Plains)
05/11/2012 State awards $51,600 to Hidalgo County to help
lift farmworkers into self sufficiency
05/11/2012 State awards $125,000 to local nonprofit helping
lift farmworkers into self sufficiency (San Antonio)
05/11/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Holliday
05/11/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Lockney
05/11/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Olton
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Anson
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in George West
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Madisonville
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in McCamey
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $435,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Muleshoe
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Ore City
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Rockport
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Roma
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Rusk
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Seminole
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Sinton
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $522,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Skellytown
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to replace older homes, revitalize neighborhoods in Wolfe City
04/17/2012 State housing agency awards $1.1 million to regional nonprofit enhancing client stability, neighborhood vitality (West Central Texas)
04/17/2012 State housing agency providing lift to Kaufman’s affordable rental market, increasing housing choice
04/17/2012 State housing agency providing lift to Orange’s affordable rental market, increasing housing choice
04/04/2012 Governor Perry and state housing agency celebrate Fair Housing Month, pledge support for housing choice
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $2 million to expand rental housing choices in Johnson City
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Troup
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Orange Grove
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in New Summerfield
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Gilmer
03/07/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Agua Dulce
02/17/2012 State housing agency awards $3.6 million for housing helping youth transition out of foster care (Austin)
02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Rising Star

02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Lindale

02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Ingleside

02/16/2012

State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in East Bernard

02/16/2012 State housing agency awards $368,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Bullard
02/16/2012

State housing agency makes $300,000 commitment to affordable single family housing in Prairie View, Hempstead

01/18/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in the City of Taft
01/18/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in the City of Carrizo Springs
01/18/2012 State housing agency awards $542,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in the City of Andrews
11/10/2011

State invests $950,000 to expand senior rental housing choices in Midlothian

09/30/2011 State housing, health agencies secure $330,000 grant increasing housing choices for persons with disabilities
09/15/2011 State housing agency makes $681,600 commitment to affordable single-family housing in Los Fresnos
07/29/2011 State housing agency awards $39.5 million to boost housing options and local economies
07/19/2011

State housing agency moves to restore utility bill payment assistance program to Trans-Pecos region

07/18/2011 State housing agency commits $4.9 million statewide
to prevent homelessness in Texas
06/30/2011 State housing agency recognizes year’s top lenders, loan officers during Homeownership Month
06/30/2011 State housing agency’s innovative pilot homebuyer program offers up to $20,000 in down payment assistance
06/30/2011

State housing agency, Houston nonprofit helping secure housing for persons with disabilities

06/30/2011 State housing agency, regional nonprofit helping secure housing for persons with disabilities (South Texas)
06/30/2011 State, regional nonprofit aim to bring stability to lives of older residents, persons with disabilities (West Central Texas)
06/30/2011 State, local nonprofit aim to bring long-term stability to lives of low income young adults (Houston)
06/30/2011

State, local agencies aim to bring long-term stability to lives of low income young adults (Bexar County)

06/15/2011 State housing agency secures $619,696 grant to expand home foreclosure prevention efforts
05/10/2011 State housing agency makes $190,000 investment in southeast Texas through homebuyer assistance
05/10/2011

State housing agency awards additional $49,600 to Webb County to improve colonia housing

05/10/2011

State housing agency awards $1 million to Starr County to improve colonia housing

05/10/2011

State housing agency awards $1 million to Maverick County to improve colonia housing

05/09/2011

State awards $65,000 to regional nonprofit to help lift Native Americans out of poverty (North Texas)

05/09/2011 State awards $28,600 to regional nonprofit to help lift migrant farmworkers out of poverty (South Plains)
05/09/2011 State awards $65,000 to regional nonprofit helping lift migrant farmworkers out of poverty (South Central Texas)
05/09/2011 State awards $36,400 to local nonprofit helping lift migrant farmworkers out of poverty (Maverick County)
05/09/2011 State awards $65,000 to regional nonprofit in helping
lift migrant farmworkers out of poverty (Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, and Zapata counties)
05/06/2011

State housing agency awards $787,000 to preserve, increase homeownership in Center

05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Floyd County
05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Floyd County

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in San Patricio County

05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in City of Miles
05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Kilgore

05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in City of Josephine
05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Jim Wells County
05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in City of Electra
05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $410,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Dickens County
05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Corsicana

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Columbus

05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Teague
05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Roscoe

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $435,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Ralls

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Palacios

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Mount Vernon

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Hitchcock

05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Elkhart
05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $522,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in the City of Bronte
05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $2 million commitment to maintaining homeownership in Refugio County

05/06/2011

State housing agency makes $1 million commitment to maintaining homeownership in Pecos County

05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $1.2 million commitment to maintaining homeownership in Motley County
05/06/2011 State housing agency makes $957,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Hale County
05/04/2011 Texas receives $3.3 million federal grant to fight, prevent homelessness
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Bee Community Action)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Hays, Caldwell, Blanco Counties)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (South Texas)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Combined Community Action)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $25,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Concho Valley)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $25,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Hidalgo County)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Nueces County)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (South East Texas)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (South Plains)
03/15/2011

State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Dallas Urban League)

03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $50,000 to area nonprofit, continues innovative program started with stimulus funds (Williamson-Burnet Counties)
03/15/2011 State housing agency awards $120,000 in homebuyer assistance funds to Midland Habitat Chapter
03/15/2011 State awards $522,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Bogata
03/15/2011 State awards $522,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Coahoma
03/15/2011 State awards $522,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Eagle Lake
03/15/2011 State awards $522,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Gregory
03/15/2011 State awards $435,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Spur
03/15/2011 State awards $522,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Stanton
03/15/2011

State awards $522,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Wallis

01/24/2011 State continues to aggressively curb home foreclosures through increased counseling
01/20/2011 State housing agency makes $345,000 investment in McKinney through homebuyer assistance
01/20/2011 State housing agency, regional nonprofit helping area low income tenants secure decent housing
01/20/2011 State housing agency makes $480,000 commitment to maintaining homeownership in Clarksville
01/14/2011 State housing agency making $45 million available through innovative first time homebuyer program
12/28/2010 State housing agency awards $3.9 million for affordable housing in Houston, stabilizing seniors and lifting local economy
12/28/2010 State housing agency awards $929,200 for affordable housing in Sulphur Springs, stabilizing seniors and lifting local economy
12/28/2010 State housing agency awards $858,900 for affordable housing in Lufkin, stabilizing families and lifting local economy
12/27/2010 State housing agency awards $1.3 million to expand senior housing in Del Rio
12/27/2010

State housing agency awards $2 million to expand senior housing in Schertz

11/23/2010 New Navy Park housing development offers low income residents of Orange reason to give thanks
11/05/2010 State housing agency offers lowest homebuyer interest rates in program history
08/25/2010 Energy Secretary applauds Texas’ Weatherization Assistance Program
08/06/2010

State housing agency awards $800,000 to help strengthen neighborhoods in Harris County

08/06/2010 State housing agency awards $1.9 million to strengthen neighborhoods in Brownsville
08/06/2010

State housing agency awards $1.2 million to help strengthen neighborhoods in Travis County

08/05/2010 State housing agency awards $68 million for affordable rental housing, stabilizing families and lifting the state’s economy
08/05/2010

State housing agency, Austin area nonprofit helping secure housing for persons with disabilities

08/05/2010

State housing agency awards $300,000 in homebuyer assistance funds to Starr County

08/05/2010

State housing agency awards $300,000 in homebuyer assistance funds to the Midland CDC

08/05/2010

State housing agency awards CDC of Brownsville $300,000 for homebuyer assistance

08/05/2010

State housing agency awards $400,000 to repair, replace substandard housing in Willacy County

08/05/2010 State awards $125,000 to expand homeownership in Central, North Texas through new program
08/05/2010 State housing agency awards $125,000 to Dallas nonprofit to help leverage funds, fight homelessness
08/05/2010 State housing agency awards $240,000 to four South Texas organizations
08/05/2010

State housing agency awards $60,000 to Laredo nonprofit organization assisting low income residents

08/05/2010 State housing agency awards $177,800 to three El Paso organizations assisting low income residents
07/19/2010 Texas receives $5.2 million federal grant to fight, prevent homelessness
07/09/2010 State housing agency awards $49,500 to CDC of Brownsville through new rural housing expansion program
07/08/2010 State housing agency awards $37,500 to Brazos Valley CDC through new rural housing expansion program
06/28/2010 State housing agency salutes year's top lenders for first time homebuyer programs
06/28/2010 State housing agency builds off successful program, seeks additional vouchers for persons with disabilities
06/28/2010 State housing agency awards $632,693 to increase, maintain homeownership in Fannin County (PDF)
06/28/2010

State housing agency awards funding to increase homebuyer opportunities (PDF format):

06/28/2010

State housing agency awards funding to maintain homeownership (PDF format):

06/28/2010 State housing agency awards $1.4 million in Lufkin to repair homes, expand rental housing choices (PDF)
06/28/2010

State housing agency awards funding for senior rental housing (PDF format):

06/28/2010 State housing agency awards $675,000 to Hale Center farmworker housing (PDF)
06/28/2010 State housing agency awards $350,000 to Brazos Valley Affordable Housing for new single family housing program (PDF)
06/28/2010 State housing agency awards $250,000 to repair single family housing in Willacy County through new program (PDF)
06/28/2010 State housing agency, local nonprofit helping area low income tenants secure decent housing (Parker and Wise counties) (PDF)
06/28/2010 State housing agency awards $125,000 to expand supportive housing in Houston through new program (PDF)
06/28/2010

State housing agency awards funding to fight, prevent homelessness (PDF format):

05/21/2010 State housing agency releases first funds under $500 million of new bond authority for first time homebuyers (PDF)
05/13/2010

State makes funding commitments to maintaining homeownership through home repairs in the following areas (PDF format):

05/13/2010 State invests $500,000 to expand rental housing choices in Abilene for elderly persons with disabilities (PDF)
05/13/2010 State makes funding commitments to developing affordable single-family housing in Midland County and Cameron County (PDF)
05/13/2010 State makes $500,000 commitment to increasing, maintaining homeownership in Texarkana (PDF)
05/13/2010 State housing agency, area nonprofits partnering to provide rental assistance, foster self sufficiency (Lufkin region) (PDF)
05/13/2010 State awards El Paso County (PDF) and Val Verde County (PDF) $1.2 million for Colonia Self Help Center operations
05/13/2010 State housing agency invests $4.9 million to fight, prevent homelessness in Texas (PDF)
05/13/2010 State housing agency sending $548,000 to five agencies helping Texans transition out of poverty at local level (PDF)
05/13/2010 State housing agency awards funding to help stabilize neighborhoods in Hidalgo County, Llano County and Garland (PDF)
05/12/2010 State awards first $1.7 million to 8 local groups through new program improving accessibility for persons with disabilities (PDF)
05/06/2010 TDHCA down payment program results in $111.3 million in mortgage loans, 854 new homeowners (PDF)
03/12/2010 State housing agency makes $432,000 investment in Edgewood through home repair funds (PDF)
03/11/2010 State funds to help Starr County restore housing in wake of damaging floods (PDF)
03/11/2010 State housing agency, local nonprofit helping secure housing for persons with disabilities (PDF)
03/11/2010 State housing agency makes $400,000 investment in George West through home repair funds (PDF)
03/11/2010 State housing agency makes $432,000 investment in Albany through home repair funds (PDF)
03/11/2010 State housing agency makes $300,000 investment in Hillsboro through homebuyer assistance (PDF)
03/11/2010 State housing agency makes $300,000 investment in Combes through homebuyer assistance (PDF)
03/11/2010 State housing agency makes $96,000 investment in Carrollton through homebuyer assistance (PDF)
03/11/2010 State awards $955,000 to eight state, local partners lifting Texans out of poverty, toward self-sufficiency (PDF)
02/17/2010 New state council visits El Paso, gathers input on special needs housing (PDF)
02/09/2010 State's $30 million mortgage credit program to help veterans become homeowners (PDF)
01/29/2010 New state council visits Metroplex, gathers input on special needs housing (PDF)
01/29/2010 New state council visits Austin, gathers input on special needs housing (PDF)
01/23/2010 New state council visits Houston, gathers input on special needs housing (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency providing lift to East Austin’s affordable rental market (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $225,000 investment in Temple through homebuyer assistance (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $432,000 investment in Atlanta through home repair funds (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $432,000 investment in Crane County through home repair funds (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $320,000 investment in DeKalb through home repair funds (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $432,000 investment in Muleshoe through home repair funds (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $432,000 investment in Van Horn through home repair funds (PDF)
01/23/2010 State housing agency makes $320,000 investment in Vinton through home repair funds (PDF)

 

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