Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Congressman Al Green and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Organize Homeless Veterans...

Houston, TX - April 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09), in conjunction with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, hosted an event for Houston’s homeless veterans. Attendees were provided with information about VA services and enjoyed live entertainment, games, as well as children’s activities.

State housing agency commits $4.9 million statewide to prevent homelessness in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced a series of major funding awards designed to help homeless Texans secure permanent housing and strive toward self-sufficiency, bringing greater stability to individuals and the communities in which they live.TDHCA awarded a total of $4.9 million in federal funds to 44 nonprofit organizations renovating or converting buildings for use as emergency shelters, as well as to help provide an array of essential services to homeless individuals.

$366,000 in Federal Funds to Get Austin’s Homeless Veterans in Homes They Can Afford

Washington, DC - July 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) announced recently that the Housing Authority of the City of Austin will receive $366,540 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist homeless veterans obtain affordable housing in the Austin area. The grants, funded under the HUD-VASH program, combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Laredo, TX - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced today that the South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (STCADA) received federal funding from a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant in the amount of $893,614. In addition to the HUD grant, Webb County District Attorney Chilo Alaniz and Sheriff Martin Cuellar both contributed $48,667 each and Mr. Javier Santos, on behalf of the Fernando A. Salinas Trust, contributed $50,691 bringing the total amount of funding for the project to $1,041,639

Texas receives $3.3 million federal grant to fight, prevent homelessness

AUSTIN, TX - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a $3.3 million Continuum of Care grant to Texas which will directly fund seven local organizations providing housing and supportive services to an estimated 246 homeless individuals or those at risk of homelessness, helping to transition them out of poverty and toward self-reliance.

Congressman Al Green Fights to Keep Funding for Housing Counseling and Homeless Veterans Assistance

Washington, DC - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) introduced two amendments which focus on housing counseling and the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (H.R. 1473).

Congressman Al Green receives highest recognition from distinguished veterans group due to his work...

Houston,TX - October 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) has received an A+ grade from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), one of our nation's most important veterans' organizations. Congressman Al Green was awarded the organization's highest honor because of his voting record on veterans' issues in the 111th Congress.

Texas receives $5.2 million federal grant to fight, prevent homelessness

AUSTIN, TX - July 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a $5.2 million Continuum of Care grant to Texas which will fund seven organizations providing or furthering housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals, or those at risk of homelessness, helping to transition them out of poverty.

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa Announces $128,385.00 Grant for 25 Homeless Veterans in Harlingen

Washington, D.C - June 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) announced the Harlingen Housing Authority will receive $128,385,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing (HUD-VASH) to provide rental assistance for homeless veterans living in Harlingen.

Congressman Al Green Announces New Job Training Grants to Assist Unemployed Workers in Houston

Washington (DC) - January 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- January 13, 2010 - Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) announced $3.1 million in new grant funding authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assist unemployed workers in Houston.

Reyes Announces Over $2.5 Million For El Paso Non-Profits To Combat Homelessness

El Paso, TX - January 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Silvestre Reyes today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award over $2,544,944 in competitive federal grants to several El Paso non-profit organizations to combat homelessness.

Congressman Al Green Urges Mortgage Servicers to Address the Needs of Minority Borrowers

Washington, DC - December 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Al Green (TX-09) called on private mortgage servicers to better address the needs of struggling minority homeowners during a hearing of the House Committee on Financial Services regarding the current foreclosure crisis.

Houston Groups Win Funding To Aid Homeless Veterans

Houston, TX - October 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs today hailed the awarding of $2.1 million in grants from the Veteran’s Administration to two local agencies to help house homeless veterans in Houston.

State housing agency awards $40.4 million to prevent homelessness, rapidly re-house homeless Texans

AUSTIN, TX - August 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a significant award of federal stimulus funding designed to mitigate and prevent the effects of homelessness both for those individuals who are homeless and for the communities in which they are located.

Ortiz Announces More Than $2.7 Million Awarded For Homeless Families

WASHINGTON, DC - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Today, U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27) announced more than $2.7 million awarded in federal funding to assist families who are homeless throughout the 27th Congressional District of Texas with housing expenses.

Dallas project cited as national model by HUD and the American Institute of Architects

WASHINGTON - May 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Four affordable housing developments are recipients of the HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Award for excellence in residential housing design. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects, selected Homeless Assistance Center of Dallas, Texas; Project Place - Gatehouse of Boston, Massachusetts; Bridgeton Neighborhood Revitalization of Bridgeton, New Jersey; and Irvington Terrace of Fremont, California.

State housing agency invests $5 million to fight, prevent homelessness in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - October 2, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — With the goal of transitioning greater numbers of Texans out of homelessness, enhancing the stability and productivity of both the individual and community, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a major funding award designed to help homeless people secure permanent housing and strive toward self-sufficiency.

HUD awards $20 million to revitalize public housing in Texarkana

WASHINGTON - September 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steven Preston today awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana (HATT), Texas a $20 million grant to support the revitalization of three public housing developments in the historic Rosehill neighborhood.

Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in Texas and Louisiana

WASHINGTON, DC - September 15, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to dozens of counties and parishes in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Ike.

Thousands of Texans to benefit from affordable, government approved mortage plan

HUD Secretary highlights Bush Administration's fight against foreclosure SAN ANTONIO, TX - January 25, 2008 - More than 18,000 Texas families could be eligible for a safer, more affordable government-insured mortgage that is pending approval by the U.S. Congress, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced today.


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.


Three New Laws That are Affecting You in 2018

Hundreds of laws get passed every year that can affect you as a Texas resident. These new laws can cause legal concerns and sprout confusing legal questions for both you and your families. Here are a few of the laws that began to take effect in 2018.