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

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center


Mailing Address:
Public and Policy Affairs
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Tx 78711

Physical Address:
221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

TDHCA Press Room

Home, Sweet Home!

Texas in 2017 was considered one of five states that together accounted for half of the nation’s population experiencing homelessness. While the statistic is daunting, TDHCA works every day to combat this challenge through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program and local partners. In November, TDHCA awarded more than $8 million to 63 organizations across the state to help provide individuals with permanent housing quickly after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.

“These funds serve as a vital resource for some of our most vulnerable Texans, opening the door for many to experience more stable and sustainable housing conditions, and giving our local partners a means to provide preventative care for those struggling with homelessness,” explained David Cervantes, TDHCA Acting Director.

Funding for the ESG Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and activities provided through ESG include the rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as an emergency shelter, certain costs related to the operation of emergency shelters, street outreach for persons experiencing homelessness, and homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance (such as rent or utility assistance).

In FY17, more than 28,000 individuals were reported as receiving ESG assistance in Texas.


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.