To prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable, and permanent housing, and to empower them to solve their own housing problems in the future.


Agency at a glance

The Housing Crisis Center (HCC) began in 1978 as the Dallas Tenants Association, providing free legal support to low income tenants. HCC now provides housing programs and services designed to prevent homelessness, provides secure housing for those who have been homelessness, and provides our clients with the skills to solve housing problems on their own in the future. More than 10,000 households rely on HCC for assistance each year.

  • It costs the Dallas taxpayer between $60K — $100K every year to support a chronically homeless person living on the streets (due to cycling through emergency shelters, hospitals, jail, etc.). HCC can house the same participant for $9K — $12K annually.
  • More than 80% of HCC program graduates are still safely housed a year after graduation.
  • 75% of our funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Additional funding comes from the United Way, local and national foundations, special events and contributions from individuals.
  • 88 cents out of every dollar goes directly to programs.

2013 Annual Report

Housing Crisis Center 2013 Annual Report Cover

Click here to download Housing Crisis Center’s 2013 Annual Report. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file.