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

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center
800-525-0657

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512-469-9606

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

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

TDHCA Press Room

Thank you, Texas!

In January 2018 the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles successfully launched the Ending Homelessness Fund (the Fund). Its aim is to help counter the effects of homelessness through an easily-made voluntary donation, which can be made when renewing a vehicle registration online at www.texas.gov or when registering or renewing vehicle registration at a county tax assessor-collector office, substation, or subcontractor, such as a participating grocery store.

From the launch date through November 2018, TDHCA reports that donations totaled $128,460, averaging more than $11,000 each month.

Maximizing every dollar graciously donated by Texans, TDHCA is working to leverage contributions with the current federally-funded Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program and state-funded Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP), with the dollars tentatively scheduled for distribution in 2019.

“The Fund allows Texans the opportunity all year long to make a difference in the life of one individual or family,” said David Cervantes, Acting Director of TDHCA. “The donations given this year will do much to help counter the ill effects that homelessness has on our communities and state, and deliver crucial resources to help families and individuals most in need.”

Contributions to the Fund will help enhance the number and quality of emergency shelters, prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless, encourage self-sufficiency behaviors and secure stable housing. At such time when contributions will be distributed, a Notice of Funding Availability will be released with equal amounts directed to TDHCA-approved and active ESG providers, including current city or municipality providers.

 

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