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TDHCA allocates ESG CARES Act second round funds

(AUSTIN) – Texans affected by the economic challenges due to COVID-19 have an additional source of help for homelessness prevention measures and rental assistance. TDHCA has announced more than $61 million has been awarded to approximately 50 organizations statewide to assist people experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. Funds were made possible through the Emergency Solutions Grants Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds mark the second round of allocations made through the Act approved in March 2020. A list of eligible organizations receiving funds follows this announcement.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on our state, creating an economic crisis for those living on the edge of homelessness or already homeless,” said Bobby Wilkinson, TDHCA executive director. “Through TDHCA staff and our partner networks’ determination, I am pleased to report today that every Texas county will have access to ESG CARES funds.

I would like to especially recognize the Texas Homeless Network and Family Endeavors, Inc., for this accomplishment,” he added.

TDHCA had previously allocated more than $33.2 million in ESG CARES Act funds to statewide partners in 2020. Individuals experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless that need rent or utility bill assistance should search TDHCA’s Help for Texans web page for local providers who may be able to help.

TDHCA will also administer approximately $37 million in rental assistance funds in certain urban areas through the Community Development Block Grant Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and will have a statewide rental assistance program funded by approximately $1 billion from the U.S. Treasury funded through the Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program as part of the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021.

Announcements regarding both sources and how to apply will be forthcoming. Tenants and landlords can sign up to receive news and announcements about pandemic rental assistance by joining TDHCA email lists.

The list of participating organizations are as follows:

TX-500, San Antonio/Bexar County

  • San Antonio Christian Hope Center - $525,000.00
  • Beat AIDS - $570,999.00
  • Family Endeavors, Inc., dba Endeavors - $2,029,347.00
  • Haven for Hope - $695,100.00

TX-500 San Antonio/Bexar County Total - $3,820,446.00


TX-503, Austin/Travis County

  • Family Eldercare - $1,224,564
  • Foundation for the Homeless, Inc. - $566,888
  • Youth and Family Alliance dba LifeWorks - $1,025,636

TX-503 Total - $2,817,088


TX-600, Dallas City & County/Irving

  • Bridge Steps - $799,890
  • Brighter Tomorrows*- $500,000
  • Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. - $1,311,703
  • Family Gateway Inc - $533,910
  • First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas dba The Stewpot - $500,000
  • Hope's Door Inc. - $500,000
  • Maurice Barnett Geriatric Wellness Center, Inc - $504,000
  • Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance - $500,040
  • Metrocrest Services, Inc - $970,003
  • Shared Housing Center, Inc. - Rapid Re-housing - $296,732
  • The Family Place - $672,000
  • Under 1 Roof - Homelessness Prevention - $545,000

TX-600 Dallas City & Irving County Total - $7,633,278


TX-601, Fort Worth/Arlington, Tarrant County

  • Tarrant County - $2,000,000
  • Tarrant County Homeless Coalition - $537,894
  • The Salvation Army (Mabee Center) - $1,000,000

TX-601 Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County Total - $3,537,894


TX-603, El Paso City & County

  • El Paso Coalition for the Homeless - $152,812
  • El Paso Human Services - $590,000
  • La Posada Home, Inc. - $590,000
  • Project VIDA - $590,000

TX-603 El Paso City/County Total - $1,922,812


TX-604, Waco, McLennan County

  • Salvation Army (Waco) - $1,111,085

TX-604 Waco/McLennan County Total - $1,111,085


TX-607, Balance of State

  • Aspermont Small Business Development Center, Inc. - $502,500
  • Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. - $1,750,517
  • Concho Valley Community Action Agency - $2,828,000
  • Family Endeavors, Inc., dba Endeavors - $12,613,850
  • Homeless Network of Texas dba Texas Homeless Network - $150,000
  • Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. - $507,150
  • Mid-Coast Family Services - $674,800
  • Panhandle Community Services - $1,418,128
  • The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries of Galveston, Inc. - $1,360,000
  • The Salvation Army (Bell County) - $758,000
  • Tracy Andrus Foundation - $1,730,000
  • United Way of Denton County, Inc. - $3,300,333

TX-607 Texas Balance of State Total - $27,593,278


TX-611, Amarillo

  • City of Amarillo - $865,899
  • Salvation Army (Amarillo) - $500,000

TX-611 Amarillo CoC Total - $1,365,899


TX-624 Wichita Falls/Wise, Palo Pinto, Wichita, Archer Counties

  • Nortex Regional Planning Commission - $926,116

TX-624 Wichita Falls/Wide, Palo Pinto, Wichita, and Archer Counties Total - $926,116


TX-700, City of Houston/Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties

  • Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. (dba ACAM) - $1,373,697
  • Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston - $1,614,375
  • Houston Area Women's Center - $1,858,500
  • The Montrose Center - $630,000
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center - $2,804,000
  • West Houston Assistance Ministries, Inc. - $770,070

TX-700 Houston/Fort Bent, Harris, and Montgomery Counties Total - $9,050,642


TX-701 Bryan/College Station/Brazos Valley

  • Twin City Mission, Inc - $1,252,503

TX-701 Bryan/College Station/Brazos Valley Total - $1,252,503


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