Making homelessness a rarity and affordable housing a reality in Ellis County.

Plan to join us for our monthly ZOOM meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

Meeting ID: 8193326865

PW:  824105

COVID-19 Eviction Resource List

In the NEWS

Whether there was an article in one of our local papers, special video or presentation, we want to share it with you!

NATIONAL EVICTION MORATORIUM: FAQ for Renters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took unprecedented action on September 1 by issuing a temporary national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Citing the historic threat to public health posed by coronavirus, the CDC declared that an eviction moratorium would help ensure people are able to practice social distancing and comply with stay-at-home orders. The moratorium takes effect September 4 and will last until December 31, covering tens of millions of renters at risk of eviction.

Homelessness is not simply the result of irresponsibility; nor is it a disease of only the uneducated or addicted. It is the result of the lack of a “Living Wage,” divorce, job loss and health issues. It is a reversible condition, and when one is willing to change their situation, we are there. Daniel’s Den

Ellis County Snapshot

Groups of people experience homelessness in different ways, but all homelessness is characterized by extreme poverty coupled with a lack of stable housing. It could be the person you see walking down the street or those who are “doubled up” or “couch surfing.” Nothing but stable housing fundamentally differentiates those who experience homelessness and those who don’t.

-National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, nhchc.org

1 in every 5 children in Ellis County is at risk for hunger every day.

During the January 2020 Point-in-Time Count (official count for HUD), 74 people were experiencing homelessness in Ellis County.

This count is for people of all ages living unsheltered or in a temporary shelter.

10.5% residents in our county are living below the federal poverty level.

It’s difficult for low-income individuals and families to find places to live when our median rent is $1359 a month. This is more than 50% of net monthly income for these residents.

16.91% of those in poverty did not complete high school.

How can we help them break the cycle of hopelessness?

As of January 29, 2020, there were 435 Ellis County students classified as HOMELESS in our 11 school districts.

This is in our own community!

The Ellis County Homeless Coalition appreciates the support of Texas Business Incentive Services. They are helping your business and us!

Resources: https://www.census.gov/; https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml; https://hotpads.com/ellis-county-tx/houses-for-rent?lat=32.2282&lon=-96.6289&z=12; http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-counties/tx/ellis-county-population/, https://txcip.org/tac/census/profile.php?FIPS=48139, TEA, Region 10 information based on the McKinney-Vento Act Classifications

Learn More About Homelessness

Why are people Homeless?

Types of Homelessness

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Donate without giving a cent!

Are we crazy? No, but you would be if you have a business and don’t take advantage of what Texas Business Incentive Services is offering. And, Ellis County Homeless Coalition, United Way and your local Chamber of Commerce all benefit from it. Go to their website to learn more about it.

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