Texas Affordable Rentals

TEXAS AFFORDABLE RENTALS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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TEXAS SECTION 8 HOUSING ALERT!

The Laredo Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon on a limited basis for one day only, on May 30, 2017, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm CT.

Please note: According to the LHA, “the waiting list will open only for these following preferences:

Homeless Referral – Applicants certified by an agency as homeless and referred by an agency to LHA per LHA Agreement with Agency; and,
Moving Up or Transitional Housing – Applicants certified by an agency as homeless in transitional housing and/or moving up and referred by an agency to LHA per LHA Agreement with Agency.”

https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-authority/Texas/Laredo-Housing-Authority/TX011#106559

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05-30-17 TEXAS – The Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from June 1, 2017 at 8:00 am CT, until 200 applications are submitted.

https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-authority/Texas/Housing-Authority-of-the-City-of-Orange/TX037#106560

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Head of household or spouse is employed or has a bona fide offer for employment, displaced by demolition and/or disposition.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HACO website, or call the office at (409) 883-5882.

UPDATED 05-30-17
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AHO #1

AHO #2

THIS IS THE VERY BEST PLACE TO HELP WITH YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL 50-STATES, WASHINGTON D.C. AND PUERTO RICO!

http://affordablehousingonline.com/

AHO Main Info

Updated 06-10-15
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If you are looking for a room to rent, to share an apartment or sublet an apartment,

GO TO: http://www.roomster.com/

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HACEP
@elpasohousing on Twitter

The mission of HACEP is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for assisted families at or below 80 percent of area median income.
5300 East Paisano, El Paso TX
hacep.org

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Texas Workforce Commission
Partnership Program (TWCP)
Employment Placement/Job Development, Job Readiness to include resume writing,
mock interviewing, job leads and job application assistance, personalized case management
for self-sufficiency, support services for non-veterans
Referrals for Housing Assistance, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Childcare
Who Qualifies for Services?

• Currently Homeless and Unemployed (living in transitional housing/shelter, sleeping on a couch in someone’s home temporarily for 2 weeks, on the street or in your car etc.)
• At least 16 years of age and older non-veterans
• US Citizen or a noncitizen authorized to work in US
• Males must meet US Military Selective Service registration requirements
Call to setup an appointment
Bring your birth certificate, social security card, Driver’s license or ID card
Debbie Veltkamp, Case Manager TWCP Program (non-veterans contact)
Phone: (713) 666-4796 Ext 13 Fax: (713) 666-9893
Email: dveltkamp@nvop-houston.org
Marcelo Urieagas, Office Coordinator AGIF-NVOP (veterans program contact)
Phone: (713) 666-4796 Ext 12 Fax: (713) 666-9893
Email: murieagas@nvop-houston.org

FULL FLYER
Flyer

Posted 03-31-15

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Texas Home of Your Own (HOYO) Program

Find out if you are eligible for help to buy a home in Texas. HOYO helps low-income people with disabilities, as well as families with an immediate family member with a disability, become homeowners.

This information was recently added to Disability.gov. To learn more visit https://www.disability.gov/state/texas/housing.

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HUD/Section 8 Field Offices:

Ft. Worth Regional Office
801 Cherry Street, Unit #45
Suite 2500
Ft. Worth, TX 76102

C. DONALD BABERS
Deputy Regional Director (817) 978-5965
Fax
(817) 978-5567

Dallas Field Office
525 Griffin Street
Room 860
Dallas, TX 75202-5032

BOB W. COOK
Field Office Director (214) 767-8300
Fax
(214) 767-8973

Houston Field Office
1301 Fannin
Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77002

EDWARD L. PRINGLE
Field Office Director (713) 718-3199
Fax
(713) 718-3225

Lubbock Field Office
1205 Texas Avenue
Room 511
Lubbock, TX 79401-4093

MIGUEL RINCON
Field Office Director (806) 472-7265
Fax
(806) 472-7275

San Antonio Field Office
One Alamo Center
106 South St. Mary’s Street, Suite 405
San Antonio, Texas 78205-3625

RICHARD LOPEZ
Field Office Director (210) 475-6806
Fax
(210) 472-6804

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Program Description
This program can help individuals buy a single family home. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers
to purchase a home, FHA-approved lenders make loans through a number of FHA-insurance programs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a member of a housing cooperative or interested in
purchasing a unit in a cooperative housing project.

Loan Terms
Please contact an FHA-approved lender for loan term information. To find an approved lender, please visit:
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page?_pageid=73,1827603&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To read more about the home buying process, please visit:
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm

To read more about this program, go to:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/coop213.cfm

To obtain a FHA-insured mortgage, look in your local Yellow Pages under “Mortgages” or contact a FHA-
approved lender:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llplcrit.html

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

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As I search for rentals throughout our state, I look for certain criteria:

1. I have decided to not list so many houses for rent, as apartments, in most cases do include heat. Please keep in mind that winter is at our door-step and the cost of heating is on the rise. The monthly rental may seem a bit higher priced, however, it will be worth it in the long-run.

2. I will not list housing that requires a fee for their service, nor a fee per call. I do agree with a fee, however for the back-ground and/or credit check, THE FEE IS APPROPRIATE, since those companies providing the background check and credit check do charge a fee for their services.

3. I will do my best to keep the maximum rental amount within the cost of living to your area, however, if Section 8 or TRA is accepted the rental amount may be more because there are times when the utilities are included.

4. I will not list without the rental amount included

5. I try not to list rental opportunities that offer “Option to Buy” – I have found that in most of these situations it does not work out properly for either party involved. I am working on a “First Time Home Purchaser” list of programs from throughout the State, that operates in an official capacity to help those that are working so diligently to raise their families and deserve to show something for their hard, hard work.

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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