Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources, Information & Service Provider Updates

If you are experiencing homelessness and you would like to be assessed for available housing options in the Heart of Texas region, please call Heart to Home Coordinated Entry at 254-297-8929, or go to an access point to be assessed.


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Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition

The Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition (HOTHC) is recognized as a 503c3 tax exempt organization. The HOTHC works towards: - Fostering public education & awareness about the issue of homelessness. - Improve outreach to homeless persons. - Identify gaps or duplications in services and develop strategic plans to provide a continuum of care when serving the homeless. - Advocate for quality institutional and non-institutional care and individualized treatment for the mentally ill homeless. The services and programs of member organizations include, but are not limited to: - Housing - Crisis Intervention - Psychosocial Rehabilitation - Case Management - Client Advocacy - Family Education and Support The HOTHC meets monthly on the third Friday of the month at 11:45. Member organization take turns providing lunch. If you would like to reserve a lunch, please email with your RSVP by no later than 5:00 on the Tuesday before the Friday meeting. Meeting locations vary from month to month. For the most up to date information on meeting location please call, email or check the website: www.heartoftexashomeless.org/heart-of-texas-homeless-coalition-calendar-of-events/meeting-dates
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition1 week ago
Don't forget to complete the Census today! The Census Bureau has said that college students should count where they would have been on April 1st if their school hadn't been shut down due to COVID-19. See the link for more information!
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition2 weeks ago
WACO, Texas – Mission Waco serves dozens of people who are homeless in the Waco area. With more and more positive cases of COVID-19 being confirmed everyday in McLennan County alone, they are…
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition2 weeks ago
Feeding the Hungry. Housing the Homeless. We continue to serve in His name, without discrimination while meeting health, safety and government mandates for McLennan County. If you need help, please reach out. If you can offer help, please donate to give.salvationarmytexas.org or sarmytx.org/covid-19 or by mail to 4721 W. Waco Drive, #Waco,TX 76710 or volunteer via sarmytx.org/volunteerwaco
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Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition2 weeks ago
We continue to serve amidst this crisis. We are committed to helping the hungry, homeless and impoverished despite increased strain on supplies, staffing levels and restrictions forcing the closure of our #Thrift Store. WIth businesses closed, people who never expected to need help suddenly find themselves turning to us. If you can help during this extraordinary time, please give to give.salvationarmytexas.org or by mail to 4721 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710.
#covid19 #Covid_19 #hope #love #compassion #exas
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition2 weeks ago
"In Waco, shelters are densely packed on a nightly basis. The city’s two hundred or so homeless people rely on libraries and shops to charge their phones—and now that those are closed, support agency staff are having a hard time contacting clients. “The challenges have compounded in ways that we didn’t expect,” said Shaun Lee, board chairman at the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition. “There’s a growing disconnect between the news we’re accessing and what they can.” That challenge is made more difficult because outreach staff in Waco can’t safely visit homeless encampments anymore."
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition2 weeks ago
Urge Congress to Address Immediate
Housing and Health Needs in Coronavirus Response!
Congressional leaders are finalizing negotiations over legislation to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with the goal of wrapping up the bill over the coming hours and days.
Please urge Congress must include as part of any comprehensive legislation:
• $15.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants to prevent an outbreak among people experiencing homelessness and to practice social distancing in shelters. The Senate Republican bill provides $4 billion, while the House Democratic version authorizes the full $15.5 billion needed.
• Tens of billions of dollars for emergency rental assistance to help keep low-income people stably housed and avoid evictions and, in worst cases, homelessness. The Senate bill does not include any funding for emergency rental assistance or eviction prevention tools; the House bill provides $100 billion to help keep people stably housed.
• A national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for homeowners and renters. The Senate proposal does not include any moratoriums to prevent displacement, while the House bill includes a moratorium and other protections help ease the burdens facing low-income renters and homeowners; and
• Support for HUD and USDA housing providers, including for public housing, to help keep residents safe and stably housed. Both bills provide resources to help housing providers address additional operating costs needed to keep residents safe, though the House bill provides more funding.
Take Action
Call your senators and representatives today to urge them to include resources in the coronavirus response package to help people experiencing homelessness and America’s lowest-income renters. Find your members of Congress here and call them today!
Credit: NLIHC Newsletter