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File #: 22-4663    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request by Community Services for approval to submit an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for grant funds in the amount of $664,165, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program.


Harris County Commissioners Court
Request for Court Action

Department: Community Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Adrienne M. Holloway, Ph.D., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Community Services for approval to submit an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for grant funds in the amount of $664,165, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program.
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Background and Discussion:
In February 2022, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) released their 2022 Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Intake Centers, Housing Counseling Services, and Legal Services Application. These funds are made available to address the needs of financially distressed homeowners in the state of Texas by providing direct financial assistance and contract with organizations to serve as intake centers providing application assistance, legal services, and/or housing counseling services to homeowners.

Through operating as a Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Intake Center, Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) will serve as a resource and support to distressed low-income homeowners throughout unincorporated Harris County and in areas with concentrations of non-traditional mortgage loans. HCCSD will help eligible homeowners determine if they are eligible for HAF assistance, submit HAF applications online, identify and scan appropriate supporting documentation, sign applications and/or program loan documents, and submit any required hardship certifications.

HCCSD proposes to apply for TDHCA HAF...

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