HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD Reg. VI No. 05-06
Patricia Campbell
(817) 978-5974 ext. 5965
For Release
January 25, 2005

Texas receives $64 million

FORT WORTH - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced Texas would receive $64,448,511 to provide shelter and care for persons and families without a home of their own. The
funding to Texas is part of more than $1.4 billion announced nationwide-the largest single commitment of federal funds supporting an unprecedented number of local projects on the front lines of caring for people who might otherwise be living on the streets.

Jackson announced the funding at a local homeless center in Los Angeles with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"President Bush is deeply committed to supporting our most vulnerable neighbors and today I am pleased to reconfirm that commitment," said Jackson. "This unprecedented level of funds will go directly to those on the
front lines, who work tirelessly everyday to bring an end to chronic homelessness, and who provide services to
the many individuals and families without a home of their own."

This is the fourth consecutive year HUD is providing record funding for homeless assistance and is part of a larger federal strategy being embraced by a growing number of state and local communities to end long-term or chronic homelessness.

HUD's funding is provided in two ways:

  • Continuum of Care grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In addition, Continuum grants fund important services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.

  • Emergency Shelter Grants convert buildings into homeless shelters, assist in the operation of local shelters and fund related social service and homeless prevention programs.

Combined, HUD's Continuum of Care and Emergency Shelter Grant programs will provide critically needed
funding to more than 4,400 local programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a result, more than a quarter-million persons will receive the housing and services they
need to become self-sufficient. For a more detailed local summary of the funding announced today, visit the Internet.

More than $1.2 billion in Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the
needs of their homeless clients. Continuum grants fund a wide variety of programs-from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.

Approximately $322 million of the Continuum grants awarded today will fund new and existing programs through HUD's Shelter Plus Care program which helps to pay rent and provide permanent housing for disabled homeless individuals and their families. The Shelter Plus Care program requires that HUD-funded projects help their clients live independently and provide needed supportive services from funding sources other than HUD.

Texas' grantees and amounts follow:

San Antonio/Bexar County CoC
The Center for Health Care Services
Visitation House
Seton Home
Hope Action Care
The Salvation Army
City of San Antonio
American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.
The San Antonio AIDS Foundation
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc.
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
The Salvation Army
Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
The Salvation Army, A Georgia Corporation
Father Flanagan's Girls and Boys Town of San Antonio
St. Mary's University
Children's Resources Division
Children 's Resources Division
City of San Antonio
City of San Antonio

Corpus Christi/Nueces County CoC
Coastal Bend Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries, Inc.
Wesley Community Center
Mental Health Mental Retardation Center of Nueces County
Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc.

Austin/Travis County CoC
The Housing Authority of Travis County
Travis County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center
Caritas of Austin
Youth and Family Alliance, Inc.
The Salvation Army Austin Area Command
Youth and Family Alliance, Inc.
Austin Travis County Mental Health Retardation Center
Austin Travis County MHMR Center
The Housing Authority of Travis County
The Housing Authority of Travis County

Dewitt, Lavaca, Victoria CoC
Mid-Coast Family Services, Inc.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Perpetual Help Home

Dallas City & County/Irving CoC
Housing Crisis Center
PWA Coalition of Dallas
ABC Behavioral Health, L.L.C.
ABC Behavioral Health, L.L.C.
LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare
LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare
LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare
LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare
Community Council of Greater Dallas
The Family Place
Housing Crisis Center
Housing Crisis Center
City of Dallas
Family Gateway, Inc.
Family Gateway, Inc
City of Dallas
The Housing Crisis Center
Promise House, Inc.
Legal Aid of North West Texas
Dallas Metrocare Services
Dental Health Programs, Inc dba Community Dental Care
Dallas Jewish Coalition, Inc. dba Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless
Central Dallas Food Pantry dba Central Dallas Ministries
Rainbow Days, Inc.
City of Dallas
City of Dallas
City of Dallas

Ft. Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County CoC
Mental Health and Mental Retardation of Tarrant County
Tarrant County
Tarrant County
AIDS Outreach Center
Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County (MHMRTC)
Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE)
Tarrant County Community Development Division
Day Resource Center for the Homeless
The Salvation Army
Women's Haven of Tarrant County
City of Arlington
Volunteers of America Texas, Inc.
Arlington Life Shelter
Women's Haven
Arlington Housing Authority
Tarrant Count ACCESS
Center of Hope
Housing Authority - City of Fort Worth
The Salvation Army
Volunteers of America Texas
Housing Authority - City of Fort Worth

Houston/Harris County CoC
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.(AFH)
HELP Development Corporation
Wellsprings, Inc.
Harmony House Inc.
MHMRA of Harris County
DePelchin Children's Center
Covenant House Texas
Covenant House Texas
Houston Area Command
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Fort Bend County Women's Center
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.(AFH)
Houston Area Women's Center
Houston Area Women's Center
Houston Area Women's Center
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston
Society of Vincent de Paul
The Women's Home
Star of Hope Mission
Star of Hope Mission
Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
Houston SRO Housing Corporation
Star of Hope Mission
Families Under Urban and Social Attack, Inc.
Riverside General Hospital/Houston Recovery Campus
Volunteers of America Texas, Inc.
United States Veterans Initiative
Star of Hope Mission
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Inc. (MLK Center, Inc)
ALTE' Community Care Services, Inc.
The Bridge Over Trouble Waters, Inc.
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc.
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc.
Wellsprings, Inc.
Houston Area Women's Center
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County

El Paso City & County CoC
Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
El Paso Center for Children, Inc.
YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region
Centro San Vicente
Opportunity Center for the Homeless
Opportunity Center for the Homeless
Center Against Family Violence, Inc.

Waco/McLennan County CoC
Hope House
Mission Waco Homeless Program("My Brother's Keeper")

Abilene/West Texas CoC
United Way of Abilene
Day Nursery of Abilene

Texarkana CoC
Texarkana Homeless Coalition

Bryan/College Station/Brazos CoC
Twin City Mission, Inc.
Twin City Mission, Inc.

Denton City & County CoC
AIDS Services of North Texas

Amarillo CoC
City of Amarillo
Legal Aide of North West Texas
City of Amarillo

Montgomery County CoC
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance
Homeless Management Information System

Longview/Marshall Area CoC
Sabine Valley Center
Sabine Valley Center
City of Longview

Beaumont/Port Arthur/South East Texas CoC
Some Other Place
Family Services of Southeast Texas, Inc.
South East Texas Regional Planning Commission
Magdalene Transitional Housing and Training Prog
City of Beaumont

Galveston/Gulf Coast CoC
The Gulf Coast Center
The Salvation Army
State CoC Total

Emergency Shelter Grants are allocated based on a formula to state and local governments to create, improve and operate emergency shelters for homeless persons. These funds may also support essential services including job training, health care, drug/alcohol treatment, childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support emergency shelter, transitional housing and needed support services, Emergency Shelter Grants are designed to move homeless persons toward permanent housing.

Texas Arlington
Corpus Christi
El Paso
Fort Worth
San Antonio
Brazoria County
Dallas County
Harris County
Hidalgo County
Tarrant County
State of Texas
State ESG Total

The Goal to End Chronic Homelessness

For nearly four years, HUD has increasingly emphasized the Bush Administration's goal of ending chronic homelessness in its assistance programs. Research indicates that approximately 10 percent of all homeless
persons experience long-term or chronic homelessness or 150,000 people. These studies also find that this hardest-to-serve population utilizes over half of all emergency shelter resources designed to assist homeless individuals and families. By shifting the federal emphasis toward meeting the needs of the most vulnerable homeless persons, more resources become available for those who experience homelessness as a temporary condition. To learn more about chronic homelessness, visit the Internet.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities;
creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly,
people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and

Stats on Today's Homeless Assistance Grants

  • Largest Total award of Federal funds for homeless assistance in history - more than $1.4 billion is being awarded to an unprecedented number of projects nationally, more than 4,400. This is also the fourth consecutive year funding for homeless assistance has increased to record levels.

  • 1,089 of the project awards being announced today target individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Total funding to these projects will exceed $370 million, a commitment that directly supports the national goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2010.

  • Approximately half of all funding announced today, Totaling $628 million, is being awarded to more than 1,100 projects that provide permanent housing solutions for homeless persons.

  • More than 900 local projects that primarily serve mothers and their children will receive $220 million.

  • Approximately 400 shelters that primarily serve victims of domestic violence will receive $92.6 million.

  • Nearly $33.8 million is being awarded to 133 projects that primarily target homeless veterans among those they serve.

  • Nearly 1,200 of the projects funded today are dedicated to providing housing and support services to severely mentally ill clients. These persons are at high risk of experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness.

  • Nearly $372 million will support 1,193 local programs that primarily help homeless individuals with substance abuse problems.

  • More than $9 million will provide job training and other employment services for homeless individuals.


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