Office of Community Care

Dallas Rent Relief Programs

The City of Dallas is committed to providing assistance to residents in need of rental, utility or other assistance through the Dallas Rent Relief programs. The Dallas Rent Relief program makes assistance accessible by offering online application portals, telephone application options and through multiple nonprofit partners throughout the community. Eligible clients can receive assistance to cover up to 12 months of rent, utilities and/or arrearages. Submit a request for assistance online, or contact one of our nonprofit partners for assistance.

Programs generally serve clients who are:

  • Low income (earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income)

  • Have a lease in their name

  • At risk of housing instability or homelessness, ie are late on rent or at risk of eviction

  • Have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, even if temporarily, such as through increased expenses or loss or reduction of income

  • Priority processing households 1) earning 50% AMI or less and/or 2) in which one or more members is unemployed and have been unemployed for 90 or more days

Residents – Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Are you a resident in need of rental assistance?

DHA is now accepting applications! Visit to apply!

You can also apply for rent and/or utilities help from the City of Dallas or one of our nonprofit partners.

Submit an application at or scroll down to see a list of nonprofits providing assistance.

We are prioritizing processing of applications from residents meeting one or more of the below criteria.

  • Households with earnings of 50% Area Median Income or below
  • Households in which one or more members is unemployed and has been unemployed for 90 or more days at the time of application
  • Households at risk of eviction (an eviction notice has been served and/or filed)


Are you a landlord looking to submit a request on behalf of a tenant?

Submit an application at: or

We are also looking to work with landlords with multiple tenant delinquencies to provide efficient service. If you are a landlord with 10 or more tenants with arrearages that are eligible (or that you believe to be eligible for the program), please contact us if you’d like to learn more about. 

Email and we will have a team member connect with you.

In order to receive payment, landlords must be registered as vendors with the City of Dallas. Landlords can register as a City vendor by emailing or through the self-service portal at

Registration is free. The City utilizes PayMode as a third-party processing service, which offers a Basic and a Premium mode upon registration. Vendors may also request to be set up for direct Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) from the City.

Organizations accepting General Applications:

Our nonprofit partners are currently accepting applications. Visit their program pages to learn how to apply. Note: some nonprofits are accepting applications by referral only and are not open to general application.

The United Way of Metropolitan DRAC (Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative)

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

Apply at:

Abounding Prosperity, Inc.

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. 

Apply at: 

International Rescue Committee

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. 

Apply at:

The Dallas Leadership Foundation

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. 

Apply at:


Organizations taking applications on a limited and referral only basis: 

The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church

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.

Apply at:


Facing Eviction?

The CDC has extended the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment through June 30, 2021, but tenants must provide landlords with a declaration to initiate protections. Visit HERE to access the Declaration Form and HERE for more information.

You can learn more about the City’s Eviction Assistance Initiative HERE and Eviction Ordinance HERE.

Texas Eviction Diversion Program

Visit Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to learn more about the Texas Eviction Diversion Program-

Emergency Housing Assistance Programs 

For individuals who are not residents of the City of Dallas






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