Governor Abbott Unveils Plan To Open 5-Acre Homeless Campsite In AustinAfter months of battles over Austin's homeless problem, Governor Abbott unveiled a plan to create a homeless campsite on a five-acre plot of state land.
Millions In Grants To Help Low, Middle Income DFW Families Put Down Payment On A HomeApplicants who are chosen are awarded grants between $15,000 and $17,500 for down payments.
HUD Funds Help Low-Income Dallas HIV/AIDS PatientsThe city of Dallas will receive $746,853 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Dallas Proposes Code Changes To Help Homeless In Time For Summer HeatThe Inclement Weather Shelter Plan would allow the operation of temporary shelters by faith based groups. Currently, Dallas city rules prohibit such shelters.
New Home In Dallas For Once Homeless Seniors Helping Change Lives: 'This Saved My Life'The St. Jude Center opened last August after the Catholic Housing Initiative bought and redeveloped a vacant assisted living facility.
President Carter Writes Forward For Habitat For Humanity CEO's Book On 7 VirtuesThe CEO of Habitat for Humanity International is writing a book, which will include a foreword by former President Jimmy Carter.
FEMA Says It Didn't Treat Puerto Ricans Different Than TexansFEMA says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes.
Federal Prison For Former Dallas Housing Nonprofit ExecutiveA former executive with a Dallas County nonprofit housing agency must serve five years in federal prison for defrauding homeowners.
Housing Extended For 1,700 Puerto Rican Hurricane EvacueesA judge ordered federal emergency officials to extend vouchers for temporary housing for nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, saying ending the program could cause irreparable harm.
Realtors Asked To "Buy In" To Local Public SchoolsBuilding good relationships -- with realtors. It's how Cedar Hill school officials are working to counter the often negative perception of public schools.
Minimum Wage Doesn't Cover Rent Anywhere In The U.S.A minimum-wage worker would have to put in lots of overtime to be able to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country.
Amazon Flexes Muscles, Seattle Backs Down On Business TaxCity leaders in Seattle said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses.
HUD Proposal Could Raise Rents For Poor By 20-PercentThat rent increase is about six times greater than the growth in average hourly earnings, putting the poorest workers at an increased risk of homelessness.
HUD Inspector General Audit Criticizes Dallas, Requests Repayment of $4.2 MillionThe city of Dallas says it's working with HUD after the federal housing agency's inspector general released a very critical audit of a city program that rebuilt more than a dozen houses.
Dallas Unveils New Plan To Build Affordable HousingThe city says six of ten city residents spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, which hits the working poor hard.