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


Housing Built to Serve

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Shared Experience

Developing housing to fit needs of vulnerable Texans

They can be complex challenges to overcome—how to better serve vulnerable populations and help alleviate an affordable housing crisis. The answers? Focus on the shared experience of working within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s various housing programs; add in a robust health-and-housing initiative between TDHCA, other state agencies and local community-support organizations; and finally, incorporate some type of incentive for the affordable housing builder community.

What you get is the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program (811 PRA), a partnership between TDHCA, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and eligible multifamily properties.

To participate, affordable multifamily housing developers include 811 PRA units or dedicate units in existing properties in order to earn points through TDHCA’s competitive multifamily programs. Health agencies direct eligible individuals to the available housing and coordinate needed services for the resident. TDHCA then facilitates HUD rental assistance to the participating properties to help mitigate the rent burden for the referred 811 PRA clients. With this assistance, qualified individuals, like young adults out of foster care with disabilities and people exiting nursing facilities, can move into high quality communities, achieve independent living and continue to receive the community-based services that ensure their success.

“The Section 811 PRA program is addressing a growing need in our state’s major metro areas,” explained Spencer Duran, TDHCA's Section 811 PRA manager. “The outpouring of support and willingness to participate within the development community has furthered our success, so much so that we fully expect to realize our goal of housing 600 eligible households by 2021.”  Read More »


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.