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   

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas 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.  

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. 


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. 

Emergency Housing Assistance Programs 

(For individuals who are not residents of the City of Dallas)






Organizations taking applications on a limited and referral only basis:

Refugee Services of Texas                    

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                            

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               

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.