Our History

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 nonprofit 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, and resale programs

HC 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.


Our Mission

Housing Channel (HC) is a certified 501(c)(3) housing nonprofit organization with Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) status to address critical revitalization needs in targeted areas of the city and county. The mission of Housing Channel is to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and to increase the amount of decent, affordable housing available to low- and moderate-income families and individuals with special housing needs.