Legal Services and Education
Telephone counselors provide legal information and education to tenants regarding landlord / tenant issues. On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, tenants can attend a free clinic at HCC to learn more about Texas housing laws and meet with an attorney about specific concerns they may have. Pro-bono legal services are also provided daily by an on-site attorney. The pro-bono legal program at HCC has been cited by the State Bar of Texas for outstanding service.  Those in need of this service, please arrive at HCC at 5:00 PM to sign in (sign-ins are not allowed before 5 PM).  The clinic does fill up quickly and there is limited seating; it is first-come, first-serve starting at 5 PM.

HOUSING

**If you are homeless (living in a shelter, on the streets, in a vehicle, or in a place unfit for human occupation), please call 214.828.4244 and you will be directed to the appropriate housing program at HCC, or referred to another, more applicable agency for your situation.**

Long Term Transitional Housing
Individuals and families who are homeless can be in the transitional housing program for up to 24 months if continuous progress is being made toward their goals. During that time they receive rent and utilities to live in apartments in the community as well as intensive case management services needed to acquire skills to become employed and self-sufficient.

Veterans Housing Partnership
Permanent supportive housing with intensive case management for homeless, disabled veterans and their families. Veterans receive support services at the VA Medical Center, on-site at their apartment complex, and at various locations in the community.  Veterans must have a relationship with the VA to qualify for this program.

Permanent Housing Services
Permanent supportive housing with intensive case management for chronically homeless individuals, primarily veterans.  This program does not serve families.

ACE (“All Citizens Empowered”)
ACE is a permanent supportive housing program for families and individuals.  All head-of-households must have a disabling mental condition such as schizophrenia and also have an addiction to substances.  Individuals must be chronically homeless.  Half of the clients in this program are veterans.