Two new houses now stand in Troup thanks to a grant from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. More »
Stories provided in the TDHCA Showcase offer a glimpse into the lives of those whose well-being is enhanced every day through TDHCA funds administered by local providers. Each story is told by actual beneficiaries and others through interviews and photos.
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Andrew W. has lived in his modest home for 18 years. He’s planted live oaks around it and listens to the different birds roosting and twittering in their branches. He shares his home and life with his pet of 19 years, Earl, an African Gray parrot. More »
Prudencio and Adela Espinoza lived in their home on Walker Street in Smithville more than 50 years. It was a beautiful, two-story house with a large rounded porch beset by columns, where they raised their children and grandchildren. More »
Although it took almost three years, from initial application, through an exhaustive screening process, demolition and construction, they all admit it was worth the wait. More »
The machine in the corner of the room let out a series of beeps as two numbers – one red, the other green – flashed on the screen. More »
Five Jim Wells County (“JWC”) residents received new homes through a federal grant called the HOME Program. More »
TYNAN – Two Cockade Street residents are the proud residents of one of four new Bee County homes recently built through the HOME Program. More »
What happens when a nonprofit and local, state and federal governments come together for a single purpose? A dream becomes a reality. More »
Circumstances beyond her control caused Socorro Z. to move in with her sister. At first, it seemed like a good idea. The home was big and roomy and only the two of them would be living there. However, it soon became apparent that regardless of how much she loved her sister and appreciated living with her, Socorro was going to have to get her own place. More »
Yolando N. was a renter for over twenty years. Occasionally, the thought of buying a home crossed her mind. However, she convinced herself she would never be able to afford one. “Buying a house costs a lot of money and I never thought I had enough to buy one”... More »
Parents want to provide a good home for their children. Jesus and Inez M. wanted to do just that so they entered into a Contract for Deed on November 11, 1993 to purchase raw land at the Mission Trail Estates Colonia in El Paso County.... More »
Built in the 1920s, it has stood as the town’s local hotel. It housed offices at one time. Its top floor hosted the local theatre club’s annual dinner during the last century. Today, it stands as a testament to the long lasting structural integrity of those early builders. More »
Hurricane Harvey left a huge imprint on Texans in 2017—the devastating winds and rains leaving many homeless. Today, however, there are many examples of Texas on the way to recovery as communities are being restored and housing options that families can enjoy for years to come are coming online. More »
As he stands in his room at the Travis Street Plaza Apartments in Houston and reflects on his last 18 months of sobriety and the awards he has received, Lonnie M. can’t help but beam with pride. More »
Sometimes a change in life finds you in a new place, and sometimes that may be exactly where you need to be – which just might be the case for Gregory H., who recently moved into the Travis Street Plaza Apartments in the spring of 2015. More »
Poverty and Homelessness Prevention
In February, the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency unveiled its Special Response Mobile Unit, a 24-foot long trailer used to respond to local, regional and state disasters, census and healthcare enrollment, and utility bill-assistance application intake.More »
When Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, the damage was catastrophic. The category 4 storm caused approximately $190 million worth of damages with record-breaking flood waters and winds clocking in at over 115 miles per hour.More »
A new disaster-ready unit is in the Rio Grande Valley. The Hidalgo County Community Service Agency (“CSA”) helps families with utility assistance.More »
Family sticks together, no matter what. LuLa G. and her nephew George E. have always stuck together; especially during the bad times. And they've been through some bad times that would have divided most others. More »
Like many public agencies serving the rapidly growing I-35 corridor, the New Braunfels Housing Authority found itself struggling to help a client base growing at an equally fast pace. More »
Section 811 PRA Program
They can be complex challenges to overcome—how to better serve vulnerable populations and help alleviate an affordable housing crisis. The answers? A unique partnership between TDHCA, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and eligible multifamily properties. More »
When it comes to helping a person with disabilities access services that promote a robust quality of life, it generally requires a myriad of agencies and caseworkers. More »
Weatherization and Energy Assistance
Submit a Story
We want to hear your story! Whether you have benefited from one of our programs or services, or you are one of our contractors, administrators, or subrecipients who deliver services through funding from our programs, we want to hear from you!
Two Ways to Share Your Story:
- Send us your name and phone number, and a brief description of your experience, and we’ll contact you for an interview and photo shoot (we’ll write your story for you!); or
- Write your own story in 300 words or less, and send it to us along with any photos you care to share. Please note that TDHCA may provide final story edits.
Send your scoop to Kristina Tirloni at firstname.lastname@example.org.