A one-stop shop for those in need of housing assistance is now open in downtown Temple.
Opening their doors less than a week ago, organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Neighborworks now operate under a shared roof in order to provide quicker access to critical services to those in need.
Robert Losoya is the Director of Housing for the Central Texas Council of Government and said that cutting down the walls between organizations has made providing aid in Temple seamless.
“What we do is administer the Section 8 choice housing vouchers that help people pay for the first, their rental payments,” Losoya said.
Making communication easier between organizations that frequently work with each is something Losoya said is something that will improve service in the area.
"it's so much easier for us to come into the City of Temple to help individuals that are having economic issues or having problems living at home successfully,” Losoya said.
According to City of Temple Neighborhood Services Manager Nancy Glover, that has been the central goal of the Housing Resource Center concept.
“We typically don't have any organizations that have a home base here in Temple, so we wanted to create a space to come in and utilize to provide those services."
Temple Housing Resources is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours and no appointment is needed to visit.