On Jan. 25, Houston City Council authorized an agreement with the nonprofit Covenant House, allocating funds toward the group's new space.

The grants, totaling $6.7 million, will be paid through the city's Community Development Block Grant and Community Development Block Grant coronavirus fund. They cover a fraction of the $46.9 million cost of the new campus, which is also being funded through Covenant House, the Harris County Community Service Department and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.

Demolition began on Covenant House's 40-year-old campus in October.

Covenant House's new space, which sits on 2.7 acres on Lovett Boulevard in Montrose, will offer 60 units for housing for Houston's homeless youth and LGBTQ+ youth. Additionally, the new campus will offer a medical and mental health clinic, a chapel, large commercial kitchen and cafeteria, career center with computers and internet, outdoor courtyard and recreational facilities, age-appropriate areas for infants and toddlers, rooms dedicated to art and music, and a library.