Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Discussion with U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness in Laredo

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today hosted a discussion with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and state and local organizations in Laredo to come up with strategies to end homelessness among children and veterans in Laredo and Webb County

CASTRO ANNOUNCES $4M TO HELP END VETERANS HOMELESSNESS

San Antonio, TX - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) renewed $4,040,000.00 of federal funding for...

Congressman Cuellar Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Help Homeless Veterans

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included language in the U.S. House’s Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill to support homeless veterans.

Renters with Storm Damage May Apply for Disaster Assistance

Renters displaced from their homes or apartments by the October storms may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, which may include grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Center Offering New Hope to the Homeless Will Benefit from $20K in Partnership Grants

The New Hope Center of Paris received a total of $20,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards today from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), and its member institutions, First Federal Community Bank and Liberty National Bank. The funds will be used to cover operational expenses and for finish-out of the Center's new thrift store, slated to open in late 2015 or early 2016.

Congressman Al Green Joins Cabinet Secretaries in Applauding Houston’s Efforts to Combat Veteran Homelessness

On Monday, June 1, 2015, Congressman Al Green spoke at Minute Maid Park to applaud the City of Houston’s efforts to address veteran homelessness. He joined Houston Mayor Annise Parker; Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Bob McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor; Matthew Doherty, Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; as well as Reps. Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee

Texans Have Three Ways to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Texans who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

Commissioner Miller, Sen. Hall Survey Damage, Offer Assistance to Tornado Victims in Van, Texas

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today traveled to Van, Texas, for a land and aerial tour of the damage caused by last week’s deadly tornado.

HACA Receives 44 New Vouchers to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) this week received 44 additional vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling $291,572, bringing the agency’s total HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program allocation to 449.

First Major Renovation in 30 Years Allows Family Gateway to Continue Providing Homeless Families...

Family Gateway is leading the Dallas community to end child homelessness. For the first time in 30 years, the primary facility, Annette G. Strauss Family Gateway Center (Center) dedicated to homeless children and families has received a significant renovation. In the last 3 years, the number of families served by Family Gateway grew 750%. Each night in Dallas, an estimated 5,000 children and their families will not have a safe place to sleep.

Mayor Parker Releases Numbers Showing Dramatic Decline in Houston’s Homeless Population

Mayor Annise Parker announced today that the number of chronically homeless individuals living on the streets of downtown Houston has decreased by 30 percent in just one year and 50 percent over the past two years. More than 1,400 at-risk individuals have been placed into safe, stable, supportive housing only two years after the announcement of her goal to end chronic homelessness in Houston

Mayor Parker, Wells Fargo Announce $760,000 in Grants to Help Provide Housing, Support for...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Annise Parker and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, today announced the company will make donations totaling $760,000 over three years for two Houston-based nonprofits to help support Mayor Annise Parker’s goal of ending chronic homelessness.

Ferguson, Borasky, Harding: Nutrition program is government that works

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- What if you learned that a group of domestic troublemakers was planning to destabilize the U.S. economy and invite ruinous hardship on millions of Americans, mainly women, children, the disabled and the elderly? What if you discovered that their plan was to increase unemployment, hunger, homelessness, poverty and poor health? To slow local economies still reeling from a sluggish (or nonexistent) recovery, and push deprivation to Third World levels? Would you sit idly by and let this happen? Or would you fight back

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Homelessness in America

Washington, DC - May 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Congressional Caucus on Homelessness, in conjunction with the National Center on Family Homelessness, hosted a congressional briefing entitled “Homelessness in America: Experiences & Solutions in the 113th Congress.” Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson serves as co-chair and co-founder of the Caucus.

Congressman Al Green’s Homes For Heroes Act of 2013 Passes the House Of Representatives

Washington, DC - May 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Al Green’s (TX-09) bill, H.R. 384, the Homes for Heroes Act of 2013 by a bipartisan vote of 420 to 3. This bill aims to help prevent low-income veteran families from falling into homelessness as well as provide relief for those currently homeless. This bill does this by moving the Special Assistant for Veterans’ Affairs into the Office of the Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as a matter of law not discretion

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Launches Small Business Series with a Focus on Homeless Veterans

Dallas, TX - April 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson launched her small business series to assist homeless veterans in the Dallas area. The purpose of the series is to inform homeless veterans about the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program and provide them with the tools they need to apply for assistance.

Congressmen Al Green and Mike Michaud Reintroduce Bills Targeting Veteran Homelessness in the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Congressman Mike Michaud (ME-02), reintroduced two bills that would impact homelessness among veterans: H.R. 384, the Homes for Heroes Act of 2013, and H.R. 385, the Housing Assistance for Veterans Act of 2013 (HAVEN Act), in the House of Representatives

Continue to match employment and health services, local housing programs to reduce homelessness

AUSTIN, TX - August 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Increasing the coordination of employment and health service resources with local housing programs will make the state agencies that administer programs to address the issues of homelessness more effective, according to a study issued today by the Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Preventing Homelessness Among West Texas Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - July 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) is pleased to announce a Veteran’s Affairs grant to improve services to veterans in West Texas. The West Central Texas Regional Foundation was awarded nearly $500,000 to provide supportive services to veterans and their families to prevent homelessness. The grants will be used to fund three full-time staff members that will assist approximately 120 families with financial counseling, employment assistance, child care, transportation, and other services that either prevent homelessness or help families recover from the loss of housing. The foundation will focus on holistic approaches that help families continue being self-sustaining in the long-term.

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Leads Discussion on Violence Against The Homeless

Washington, DC - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Johnson ,the Congressional Caucus on Homelessness, and the National Coalition for the Homeless, hosted a briefing on violence against the homeless. The goal of the briefing was to raise awareness about the violence facing homeless men, women, children, veterans, elderly, and the disabled.

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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Team from University of Texas at Austin Wins 2017 ULI Hines...

A redevelopment plan for a Chicago site presented by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area. Members of the team were awarded a first-place prize of $50,000 after the conclusion of the competition on April 6.