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TDHCA: Where Texans turn to for help

Texas is known for its wide open spaces, but when you or someone you know needs help, all that space can simply make you feel insignificant.

What happens when you can’t afford to pay your rent? Who can you turn to if you’re having trouble meeting your monthly utility bill? What do you do if your home is in bad shape but you can’t afford to make the repairs?

The good news is that help for Texans is literally a click away.

TDHCA’s Help for Texans feature is a quick, three-step interactive Web tool that can point you toward nonprofit organizations and government agencies at the local level. These agencies, when funds are available, provide a wide range of programs assisting low-income Texans in need.

Simply select the appropriate category from among seven options (rent help, emergency and homeless services, buying a home, utility bill help, home repair, weatherization, and homebuyer education), type in the name of the city or county in which you live, and click the “find help” button.

Another window will then open listing all the assistance providers serving your community, whether they are affiliated with TDHCA or not.

Clicking on the organization or agency name will also provide a brief description of the entity, list of services provided, and contact information.

So if you or someone you know is in need of housing assistance or help transitioning out of poverty, just remember the Help for Texans feature on this Web site. It might make your problems seem a little smaller.  

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
02/27/2015 State housing agency to contribute to ambitious makeover of 1,590 units of El Paso public housing
01/21/2015 State housing agency’s $6.7 million financing package to expand affordable rental market in Rio Hondo
10/15/2014 State housing agency expands affordable rental market in Copperas Cove with award
07/31/2014 State housing agency allocates $60.1 million in tax credits; financing tool to create 5,400 units of affordable housing
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service providers to fight poverty in Aransas, Refugio counties
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service providers to fight poverty in Bee, Kenedy and Kleberg counties
07/31/2014 State housing agency funds new service provider to fight poverty in Live Oak, McMullen counties
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