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If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit our Help for Texans Page.

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 Treasury through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1 and ERA2).

Texas Access to Justice Foundation – Legal Aid and Eviction Help

The HSS Program funds the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) in partnership with 10 organizations statewide to provide counsel to accompany low-income households to their eviction proceedings, provide mediation services between tenants and landlords, and provide local in-person and online housing clinics to assist low-income households. The TAJF Program is funded through March 31, 2024.

*For HSS Subrecipients funded to provide legal aid outside of the TAJF Program, please ensure households do not receive a duplication of benefits from multiple organizations.

Program Guidance and Regulations

Program Forms

Administrative Forms as applicable for Subrecipients only

Sample Program Forms as applicable – Subrecipient May Create own Versions of Forms Below

Monthly Performance and Expenditure Reporting

Submitting Monthly Reports

  1. Submit monthly Household level information by uploading the following competed Excel file:
  2. Submit aggregate monthly Performance and Expenditure Reporting

Using HMIS Data Standards for HSS Performance Reporting

Making Corrections to Past Approved Reports

Submit Corrections to previously submitted Monthly Household reports (SmartSheet.com)

Monthly Virtual Office Hours

Each month, one week on advance of monthly reporting deadlines, HSS staff will host Virtual Office Hours to answer program and reporting related questions. All Subrecipient staff members working on ERA2 HSS programs are encouraged to attend and participate in these office hours. The final regularly scheduled HSS Office Hours will occur on March 8, 2024. For Subrecipients with a contract extending past March 2024, additional training and technical assistance will be offered on an as needed basis.

Subrecipient Reporting PeriodVirtual Office Hours for
Program and Reporting Questions

Registration link

(10:00am-11:00am Central, one week
in advance of each reporting deadline)
Submission Deadline for all Monthly Reports
January 1-31, 2024Thursday, February 8, 2024Thursday, February 15, 2024
February 1-29, 2024Friday, March 8, 2024Friday, March 15, 2024
March 1-31, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

CANCELLED

Monday, April 15, 2024

Webinars

Webinar recordings link to YouTube. Presentation slides and handouts are provided in PDF format.

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For more information, please contact hss@tdhca.texas.gov.

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