2012 TCHC Public Forum
The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition conducted its annual public forum on February 2, 2012 at The Salvation Army Mabee Center in Fort Worth. The purpose was threefold: first, to present current and upcoming funding for homeless prevention and homeless needs from Tarrant County, the City of Fort Worth and Arlington to address homeless prevention and homeless needs; second, to review findings from Continuum of Care surveys and assessments and interim performance report on the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing program; and third, to take public comment on issues and service and support needs.
Download the 2012 Public Forum Report.
2011 EVICTIONS AND HPRP PROGRAMS UPDATE
TCHC is projecting a 9% increase in evictions in Tarrant County in one year at a time when the ARRA funded Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing programs are winding down. Only five agencies are now providing Homeless Prevention programs: Tarrant County Human Services, Community Enrichment Center, Texas ReEntry Services, Cornerstone Assistance Network and The Salvation Army Mabee Center. Remaining Rapid Rehousing programs are concentrated on youth and victims of domestic violence.
TCHC and the CoC will continue to monitor the close – out of the HPRP programs, the rates of evictions, and the demands on emergency shelter and transitional housing beds.
HUD will soon publish proposed regulations on the new Emergency Solutions Grant Program, that intend to provide additional funding for homeless prevention activities. This new program, set for award in 2012, will provide much needed, but far smaller awards than the HPRP program funds. ESG awards will be awarded to the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington and Tarrant County.
2009 Tarrant County Homeless Census
On the night of January 29, 2009, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and 576 volunteers and police officers conducted a census of the unsheltered homeless. TCHC conducted a homeless count in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The next census will occur January 2011.
The 2009 survey and census contains data from homeless persons surveyed on January 29, 2009 and from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The data reported by TCHC is not based on estimates.
2007 Fort Worth / Arlington / Tarrant Area Point in Time Count
This point in time census was taken the night of January 25, 2007. The data reported by TCHC is not based on estimates.
2004 Tarrant County Homeless Survey
This study, performed in 2004, is an in-depth review of the state of homeless individuals in Tarrant County. It also details programs whose goal is to end homelessness in Tarrant County.