TSAHC’s Board of Directors awarded a total of $343,000 to 13 nonprofit partners through the 2014 funding cycle. TSAHC’s 2014 Selected Partners are:
My Father’s House Lubbock
With a $16,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund, My Father’s House Lubbock will provide supportive services to 20 very low-income households through its transitional housing program. This program focuses on helping single-parent households headed by women obtain higher education to achieve greater self-sufficiency for themselves and their children. The award from the Texas Foundations Fund will help My Father’s House Lubbock fund a portion of the salary expenses for the Resident Services Coordinator, who provides case management and other supportive housing services to all 20 households.
Panhandle Community Services
Panhandle Community Services will utilize a $16,000 award to provide critical home repairs for very low-income households in the Texas Panhandle. This award will assist up to 15 households and will be combined with funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ Weatherization and Amy Young Barrier Removal programs. Panhandle Community Services will utilize its Texas Foundations Fund award specifically to provide additional repairs not covered through other funding sources.
A $21,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund will enable LifeNet Texas to provide supportive services to 63 very low-income residents at LifeNet’s Prince of Wales single room occupancy (SRO) housing community in Dallas. Specifically, their award will help support the salary expenses to staff a licensed professional counselor to provide counseling, community referrals, outreach and life skills services to all 63 residents.
Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Trinity Habitat for Humanity will use their $21,000 award to provide critical repairs to four homes in Tarrant County as part of their Preserve a Home program. Repairs will include roof replacements, exterior repairs, and exterior disability accommodations, as needed.
Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation
With a $16,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund, Tierra Del Sol will be able to provide critical home repairs for three very low-income households in El Paso County. Repairs may include: roof repairs or replacements, electrical system repairs, wastewater system repairs, repairs to doors and window, heating and cooling system repairs, and accessibility modifications.
Community Partnership for the Homeless (dba Green Doors) will utilize a $50,000 award to provide on-site supportive housing services to residents of its permanent supportive housing (PSH) program. Green Doors’ supportive housing services focus on providing residents with the training, services, and opportunities they need to succeed and be as independent as they can be. The grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will assist in providing supportive housing services to 120 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 these properties all have a disability and earn no more than 50% of the area’s median family income.
A $25,000 award will help Foundations Communities provide on-site supportive housing services for the residents of multifamily apartment complexes in Austin. Foundation Communities currently provides supportive services to 571very low-income families and individuals each year, and anticipates serving 135 additional households in 2014 at its new Capitol Studios property in downtown Austin. Funding from the Texas Foundations Fund will be used specifically for staff salaries for those providing case management and other services.
Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.
Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc. will utilize a $50,000 award to support the Lufkin Family Place, located in rural East Texas. The Lufkin Family Place is a transitional housing program for single-parent families (the majority of which are headed by women) that helps these families achieve self-sufficiency by focusing on higher education. The Lufkin Family Place can house up to 40 families at any one time, each in a two-bedroom apartment arranged in a duplex unit complex. The award from the Texas Foundations Fund will fund majority of the salary expenses for the Clinical Program Manager, who provides on-site mental health counseling services free-of-charge to all 40 residents and their children (as needed).
Salvation Army Tyler
Salvation Army Tyler will use a $25,000 award to support its Emergency Solutions Program, which provides temporary housing and holistic supportive services to move individuals and families from the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope shelter into permanent and sustainable housing. Specifically, the Texas Foundations Fund award support the salary costs of one full-time case manager, who will provide case management and service coordination to 50 very low-income households.
A $40,000 award will enable Merced Housing in San Antonio to repair at least five homes through its Serve Our Seniors (SOS) Owner-Occupied Repair program. Through this program, Merced Housing assists extremely low-income senior and disabled homeowners who can no longer afford to keep their homes safe, sanitary or structurally sound. Merced Housing makes repairs such as foundation work, roofing, electrical, plumbing, sheet rock, flooring and accessibility modifications.
New Hope Housing
New Hope Housing, Inc. will utilize a $21,000 award to sustain and expand the on-site Resident Services Program currently administered at its single room occupancy (SRO) communities in Houston. This program expansion will enable New Hope to keep pace with the diverse needs of their growing resident population. New Hope’s Resident Services Program follows a three-pronged approach that includes: (1) support from certified on-site case managers, counselors, and information and referral specialists; (2) direct assistance with basic necessities and financial services that promote stability in the lives of residents; and, (3) educational and recreational opportunities for spiritual and social well-being.
The Women’s Home
The Women’s Home will use its $21,000 Texas Foundations Fund award to support the Jane Cizik Garden Place, a permanent supportive housing complex located in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The award from the Texas Foundations Fund will be used to support a portion of the salary expenses for one full-time case manager, enabling her to provide free, voluntary case management services to 77 very low-income residents.
Motivation, Education and Training, Inc.
MET will utilize a $21,000 award to perform critical repairs on four farmworker owner-occupied homes in Willacy and Starr counties. MET will focus funds on homes that are severely substandard and require significant resources to bring homes up to standard. The Texas Foundations Fund grant will be coupled with $24,000 from MET’s Housing Assistance Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Jobs Program. Utilizing both funding sources, it is anticipated that approximately $11,000 will be allocated per household.