The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) has announced the launch of a fund to provide home repairs and housing assistance to low-income Texas families affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) program, a grant and technical assistance partnership between TSAHC and Enterprise Community Partners, will provide grants of up to $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations looking to scale their assistance to families affected by the storm. The program is funded by a $1 million commitment from the Rebuild Texas Fund — a joint initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation — and TSAHC, which has committed $100,000 to the effort and hopes to raise an additional $500,000, in partnership with Enterprise, to bring total funding for the effort to $1.6 million.
"Programs like HEART help us fulfill our commitment to the long-term economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey," said Rebuild Texas Fund program director Neeraj Aggarwal. "Bringing together the expertise of organizations like TSAHC and Enterprise and the commitment and community knowledge of local nonprofits will accelerate the rebuilding of Texas communities hardest hit by the storm."