HOW DO WE DO THIS?

Efficient System

Forging and supporting partnerships that bridge gaps and create opportunities

Engaged Community

Amplifying the voice of the homeless in our community

Data Driven

Evaluating needs and coordinating resources

Committed Resources

Seeking innovative and comprehensive solutions

Housing Focused

Promoting the social, economic and physical transformation of underserved neighborhoods

HISTORY

The Homeless Coalition got our start when homelessness was just emerging as a problem in Fort Worth in the 1980s. Local nonprofit leaders began meeting to discuss how our community needed to respond to those experiencing homelessness. Formally established in 1989, the Homeless Coalition began as a volunteer-run organization providing oversight and planning for homeless services in Tarrant County.

Led by a volunteer board comprised of mainly homeless service providers, the Homeless Coalition partnered with Tarrant County Community Development Division to plan and apply for federal funding to benefit providers in our community. As the Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care, the Homeless Coalition continues to submit the collaborative application for our community to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant has resulted in an annual average of $11 million coming into Tarrant County to provide housing for those experiencing homelessness in our community.

The City of Arlington joined the planning efforts in 2003 and Parker County joined in 2004, increasing the geographic area of the Continuum of Care planning region to two counties. In 2008, we hired our first paid employee, and since then the number of staff and capacity of the Homeless Coalition has expanded significantly, with a budget of $2.1M and a staff of 18.

Legal and Financial information
2019 TCHC 990
 2019 Audit Report – Final