Office of Community Care


CARES Act- Coronavirus Relief Fund Rental Assistance Program

The City of Dallas launched a new CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Emergency Short Term Rental Assistance Program in partnership with DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (DHA) and several local nonprofits, including the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas collaborative, Human Rights Initiative, Voice of Hope and Refugee Services of Texas. 

The Department of Housing & Revitalization and Office of Community Care worked to create the CARES Act CRF Emergency Short-Term Rental Assistance programs. Learn more about it here.

To view our dashboard with metrics about the Short-Term Emergency Mortgage and Rental Program - CLICK HERE

Applications are expected to open in the coming weeks. Be sure to regularly visit participating nonprofit websites to learn when the programs open. Some of the nonprofit programs are by referral only and are not open to general application.  

 

Organizations accepting General Applications   


Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) 
dallascaresactrent.org        *OPEN NOW*

DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, will administer funds using a strategic plan based on equity indicators that would distribute funds through regular lottery drawings in City Council districts. 


The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Collaborative
 unitedwaydallas.org/rental-assistance       *OPEN NOW*

The collaborative is made up of multiple non-profit partners.  Once you find the best fit, only apply to one, as duplications will not be accepted.  


Abounding Prosperity, Inc.
aboundingprosperity.org    *OPENING SOON* 

Founded in 2005, Abounding Prosperity, Inc. provides services that address health, social and economic disparities among Black Americans with an emphasis on gay & bisexual men, cisgender women, transgender women, and their families.

Abounding Prosperity, Inc. will provide rental assistance to priority populations who are between 30% and 50% below the poverty line, as outlined by the area-wide median family income (AMFI).

These priority populations include but are not limited to; LGBTQ+ identifying persons, single female families, seniors, individuals with no greater than a high school diploma, individuals who speak a language other than English at home and, African American and Latinx populations.  Households at 80% below the poverty guidelines will also be considered for assistance. 

For more information, please call 214-421-4802. 

 

International Rescue Committee 
rescue.org/Dallas        *OPENING SOON*

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) focuses on services for refugees, asylees and asylum seekers, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable immigrants with an array of services aimed at helping them to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. on providing a safe place to live, access to quality health care services, and more as a way to ensure refugees feel welcome and secure. 

 

Organizations taking applications on a limited and referral only basis:


Human Rights Initiative 
hrionline.org               *OPEN NOW*

HRI is by referral only and serves clients who use other HRI services and identify and provide services to special populations, including immigrants and refugees, and other City of Dallas residents who are hard-to-reach through traditional outreach strategies.  

 

Voice of Hope
voiceofhope.org                *OPENING SOON*

Voice of Hope will expand its current Secret Angel bills assistance program and processes to accommodate the funding and channel it to families in need.  

 

Refugee Services of Texas 
rstx.org/locations/dallas.html                    *OPEN NOW*

Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a statewide social-service agency dedicated to assisting refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group-as well as to the communities that welcome them. 

 

The Dallas Leadership Foundation 
dlftx.org               *OPENING SOON*               

DLF's mission is accomplished by staff with over 20 years of experience serving people in need by working on systematic leadership development. The team works out of three main departments: DLF Neighborhoods, DLF Reentry, and DLF Youth.

The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church 
thestewpot.org               *OPENING SOON*

The Homelessness Prevention Program provides rental and utilities assistance; Families and individuals are eligible if they are low-income or have no income and are not receiving any support from another City of Dallas supported organization. Must be in the City of Dallas.

Call (214) 746-2785 and leave a detailed message. If clients do not have a call back number, they may come to apply in person Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m.