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Ending Veteran Homelessness:  Where We Are and Where We’re Going

November 10, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
In honor of Veterans Day, TSAHC would like to bring attention to the serious issue of homelessness that plagues too many men and women who have served and defended this country.

The Spectrum of Affordable Rental Housing

July 8, 2016 | by Michael Wilt
The affordable rental housing world includes a spectrum of housing and with that comes a glossary of terms used to label each type of housing. In this blog entry, we explain the most common types of housing that dot the affordable rental housing landscape.

Texas Foundations Fund: Repairing Homes and Building Hope

February 22, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
Last week, TSAHC's Board of Directors approved publishing a draft of the 2016 Texas Foundations Fund Guidelines for public comment. With the 2016 application round right around the corner, we would like to share two more inspiring success stories submitted by our nonprofit partners.

The Benefits of Preventing Eviction

December 11, 2015 | by Michael Wilt
Dealing with eviction or the threat of eviction can be a harrowing experience. But more communities are helping individuals and families avoid this nightmare by turning to eviction prevention measures as they recognize the benefits of keeping tenants in stable housing.

Progress Continues in Efforts to End Homelessness Across Texas

October 30, 2015 | by Michael Wilt
Attendees at the 2015 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness in Corpus Christi earlier this month were greeted with encouraging news from Eric Samuels, Texas Homeless Network President and CEO, who opened the conference stating, "we've nearly cut homelessness to one half of what it was 10 years ago in Texas, and almost 70% of that progress has been made over the past five years." TSAHC staff attended the conference. Below are key takeaways from the three-day summit.

Texas Foundations Fund: Helping Texans Improve their Homes and their Lives

September 18, 2015 | by Katie Claflin
Last week TSAHC's Board of Directors approved the 2015 Texas Foundations Fund grant awards. For this week's blog post, we would like to share the stories of Ida and Willy, who were able to improve their lives thanks to the Texas Foundations Fund. We look forward to partnering with our 2015 grantees to help families and individuals achieve similar successes in the coming year.

“Housing First” Policy Helps Communities Combat Veteran Homelessness

August 14, 2015 | by Michael Wilt
In 2010, the Obama Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a plan to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. The goal seemed unimaginable at the time, but communities across the country are making great strides in accomplishing the task by adopting a “Housing First” model.