Office of Community Care


Office of Community Care

FRESH START Housing Assistance Programs

HOPWA Housing Services

The Fresh Start Housing Program is committed to providing quality, affordable housing opportunities and, superior customer service to our Dallas residents.  The program provides housing assistance and supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS to homeless and at-risk of homelessness individuals and families, including ex-offenders.  The program offers case management supportive services as the participants obtain and remain in stable housing.  The supportive services are designed to help participants increase skills and/or income, with the goal of becoming self-sufficient. 

Eligibility and Referral Requirements

Agencies and Service Providers may complete and submit directly to the City of Dallas/ Office of Community Care – Fresh Start Supportive Housing Program a completed referral packet and all the requested information in its entirety when referring a client at risk of homelessness, or unstably housed.  A completed application includes:

  • Supportive Housing Referral Form
  • Certification of Disability Form
  • Homeless or At Risk of Homeless Third-Party Verification 
  • Client or member of the household must be HIV-positive.
  • Client must have income at or below 80% of the median income
  • There must be documentation of hardship of homelessness.

Additional documentation may be required.

Supportive Services

For HOPWA services, a client agrees to monthly meeting with his/her case manager.

The client and case manager will work together to:

  • develop a housing plan
  • develop a budget
  • set goals for independent living

Other supportive services offered through HOPWA include:

  • behavioral health
  • transportation
  • legal services
  • substance use treatment

Contact Information:

If you need more information about any of the HOPWA services, please call our office.

Fresh Start Housing Assistance Program
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK, Jr. Boulevard, Suite 124
Dallas, TX 75215

Danielle Daniels, Senior Caseworker
Office : 214-671-1499
danielle.daniels@dallas.gov

This program is available regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, familial status, or handicap.