$3.2 Million Dollar Grant Awarded to CCSCT
Community Council of South Central Texas are new recipients of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Services ERA grant.
South Central, TX: CCSCT is proud to announce that they are THDHCA Housing Stability Services Emergency Rental Assistance 2 Program recipients for a total amount of $3.2 Million.
The HSS Program provides assistance to local communities and non-profits to assist income eligible households to help them maintain or obtain stable housing. The program is funded by the US Treasury through the Emergency Rental Assistance2 Program.
HSS released a NOFA for $84,000,000 in ERA2 HSS funds to the public in November 2021, and in response to that NOFA, HSS received 81 applications requesting a total of $196,971,475. On March 10, 2022 the TDHCA Board approved awards to the 44 highest scoring applications, in order to provide housing stabilization services in total contracts amounting to $84,000,000.
Among the top scoring recipients was Community Council of South Central Texas.
CCSCT plans to provide housing stability services to assist eligible households in 22 counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala. Services include temporary housing along with case management services related to housing stability, assistance with moving expenses, deposit assistance (rental, utility, and/or pet) for lease agreements of at least 6 months. Services include temporary housing along with case management services related to housing stability, assistance with moving expenses, deposit assistance (rental, utility, and or pet) for lease agreements of at least 6 months, and ID assistance to help obtain identification documentation. Along with serving other income eligible households, CCSCT will provide housing stability services to survivors of domestic abuse or human trafficking, Veterans, older adults, and those with disabilities.
“In 2021 CCSCT conducted a Community Needs Assessment,” stated Executive Director Bobby Deike, “… safe and affordable housing was identified as one of the top 5 needs in the CCSCT services area. The ERA2 Grant will compliment other rent assistance services CCSCT provides, in order to make an impact on this need.”
Program application process and availability will be announced shortly.
CCSCT is a non-profit community action agency that empowers vulnerable families and individuals in the greater South Central Texas area to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships. Counties serviced include; Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Brewster, Comal, Crane, Culberson, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala. For more information, visit www.ccsct.org or follow us on the socials at https://linktr.ee/ccsct_cares.