About Housing Channel

Housing Channel was founded in 1991 by a housing task force formed by then-Fort Worth Mayor Bob Bolen and community leaders. Since that time, working in close collaboration with Tarrant County, the City of Arlington, the City of Fort Worth and other partners, Housing Channel has become the area’s leading non-profit organization charged with fulfilling an array of housing development activities:

                        • Administering down payment and closing cost assistance programs
                        • New construction of single-family residences
                        • Homeowner counseling
                        • Acquisition/rehabilitation/resale programs

Housing Channel employs an integrated, holistic strategy that provides critical assistance to current and potential homeowners in all stages of ownership. If a homeowner has fallen behind on house payments, we help them develop a long-term strategy for stability and sustainability. Our acquisition and rehabilitation programs help entire neighborhoods emerge from distress. We help potential homeowners locate viable properties and provide down payment assistance and access to other financial resources.

In short, we’re here to help homeowners with the nuts and bolts of homeownership in a manner that tackles the larger issues related to housing for low and moderate income families. Housing Channel accomplishments of note include:

• Housing Channel has produced more than 3,600 affordable housing units that generated significant neighborhood revitalization.

• We have administered nearly $20 million in funding for new construction and neighborhood stabilization and generated $34 million in first-time  homebuyer mortgages.

Combined with our housing units, Housing Channel work has resulted in the generation of approximately $4.8 billion for the economic development of Tarrant County.