2012 Selected Partners
Community Partnerships for the Homeless dba Green Doors
Green Doors received a $50,000 award to provide on-site supportive housing services to residents of its permanent supportive housing in Austin, Texas. Grant funds are helping to provide supportive housing services to 75 residents of three Green Doors properties: Pecan Springs Commons in Northeast Austin, Glen Oaks Corner in Central East Austin, and Treaty Oaks in South Central Austin. Residents at Green Doors properties all have a disability and earn no more than 30% of the area’s median family income. Green Doors’ supportive housing services are grounded on three components: (1) case management, (2) training and effective community support utilization, and (3) housing stability support. With funding from the Texas Foundations Fund, Green Doors will equip its residents with the tools they need to maintain stable housing and become financially self-sufficient.
Foundation Communities is utilizing a $50,000 award to fund on-site supportive housing services for the residents of multifamily apartment complexes in Austin, Texas. The grant is enabling Foundation Communities to enhance supportive housing services for two specific populations at risk of homelessness: homeless single adults and homeless families with children. Foundation Communities serves 582 individuals and 129 families through these supportive housing services programs each year. This grant supports the direct costs associated with the provision of supportive housing services, including the salaries of the Supportive Service Coordinators, Case Managers and the Director of Supportive Housing.
Motivation Education & Training, Inc. (MET)
MET received a $50,000 award to perform critical repairs on ten farmworker owner-occupied homes in Willacy, Starr, Zavala, Maverick, and Dimmitt counties. MET is focusing these funds on houses that are severely substandard and require significant resources to bring homes up to standard. MET is leveraging their Texas Foundations Fund grant with $60,000 from their Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Housing Assistance Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Jobs Program. Together, these funding sources are helping MET provide $11,000 in repairs for each household.
Austin Habitat for Humanity
Austin Habitat for Humanity was awarded $30,000 to provide critical home repairs for at leastthree households through its Home Repair Program. Through this program, Austin Habitat for Humanity assists very low-income homeowners whose homes have structural deficiencies, and safety, accessibility and livability issues. Based on previous critical home repair projects, Austin Habitat for Humanity anticipated that each home repair will cost approximately $10,000. All households assisted with funding from the Texas Foundations Fund have at least one household member with a disability.
Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation
Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation is using its $30,000 award to provide home repairs that alleviate health and safety concerns and enable elderly and disabled homeowners to stay in their homes longer with greater safety and comfort. To complete these home repairs,
Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation is partnering with the Area Agency on Aging as well as licensed contractors interesting in donating their time and materials. The Texas Foundations Fund award is funding critical home repairs for seven very low-income homeowners living in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties.
Easter Seals Central Texas, Inc.
Easter Seals Central Texas received a $30,000 award to provide accessibility modifications through its Critical Home Accessibility Modifications Program (CHAMP). CHAMP is designed so that homeowners who have a family member with a disability can secure critical home rehabilitation assistance. These home modifications directly benefit persons with disabilities by making their homes safe and more accessible, thereby promoting their independence and selfsufficiency and fostering their ability to remain in their own home. Easter Seals is serving four very low-income households in Central Texas with this award.
Interfaith Action of Central Texas
Interfaith Action of Central Texas was awarded $30,000 to provide critical home repairs to very low-income Austin homeowners through its Hands on Housing program, Austin’s largest volunteer-based housing rehabilitation program. Hands on Housing works to maintain the inventory of affordable housing in Austin by utilizing volunteers to repair rundown homes for homeowners who are financially unable to make the needed repairs themselves. The award from the Texas Foundations Fund is enabling Interfaith Action of Central Texas to perform much needed critical home repairs for six households with a household member with a disability.
New Hope Housing, Inc.
New Hope Housing, Inc. is utilizing its $30,000 award to sustain and expand the on-site Resident Services Program currently administered at New Hope Housing, Inc.’s single room occupancy (SRO) communities in Houston, Texas. New Hope’s core purpose is to create life-stabilizing
affordable apartment homes with a sense of dignity for adults who live with low incomes. The Resident Services Program follows a three-pronged approach that includes: 1) assistance from on-site case managers and information and referral specialists, 2) direct assistance with basic
services and financial services that promote stability in the lives of residents, and 3) educational opportunities. With the assistance of the Resident Services Program, New Hope residents have enough support to become self-sufficient.