Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) has received a $300,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance program. This grant funds the South Texas Heroes Housing Assistance (STHHA) program, CACOST’s veteran homelessness prevention initiative.

CACOST is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) multi-service agency serving sixteen counties in South Texas. CACOST improves the quality of life among South Texans by providing high quality health care, education, housing, and economic opportunities to reduce poverty through services and partnerships.

The Texas Veterans Commission grant will provide rental assistance to qualifying veterans in the counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, San Patricio & Willacy. This yearlong program will also provide case management services to promote housing stability.

“We at CACOST are humbled to serve those that have so selflessly served our country,” said Ann Awalt, CACOST Executive Director.

Community Action Corporation of South Texas is continuously accepting monetary contributions to support the additional needs of our veterans. To apply for the STHHA program or for information on CACOST and how you can support its community efforts, please visit www.cacost.org or call April Anzaldua,  Director of Community Services & Development at (361) 664-0145 ext. 2029.