Our personal injury clients and Social Security disability claimants frequently have housing issues. The Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TxLIHIS) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation established in Austin in 1988 by a concerned group of community leaders, nonprofit, public and private housing providers and low- income people. According to their Web site:
TxLIHIS is a dynamic organization which responds to problems and opportunities. We look for opportunities where we can apply our resources to develop model solutions to solve critical housing and community development problems.
Our values dictate that we seek opportunities for low-income people and communities to solve unmet challenges through a self-help approach. Our recent areas of work, outlined below, illustrate our application of our values to problems and opportunities.
Values and Mission:
Our mission is to support low-income Texans’ efforts to achieve the American dream of a decent, affordable home in a quality neighborhood. We believe that Texas’ critical low income housing and community development needs can best be solved through a public-private partnership led by the initiative of low-income Texans and supported by government, the private sector, and the general public.
We Carry out our Mission by:
- Researching and evaluating low-income housing and community development programs, needs and issues to discover solutions;
- Providing information about low-income housing and community programs, needs and issues to promote public understanding and support; and
- Organizing and empowering low-income people and communities to take the initiative to solve their housing and community development problems.