​FRESH START Housing Program

HOPWA Housing Services

The Fresh Start Housing Program is committed to providing quality, affordable housing assistance, and supportive services for low-income persons and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including ex-offenders on parole, that are living with HIV/AIDS. 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.

Referral Requirements

Agencies and service providers may complete and submit to freshstarthousing@dallas.gov, a completed referral packet and all necessary information when referring a client.  Please contact us by telephone or email to obtaina referral packet.  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.

HOPWA STRMU (Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility) Assistance

Provides emergency assistance to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS who have experienced a temporary financial crisis. Financial services are based on the availability of funds. For assistance, you must call to schedule an appointment with a caseworker.  No walk-ins are allowed.

Documents Needed*

  • U.S. Government issued ID or secondary identification
  • Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Lease agreement or proof of homeownership
  • Proof of household income for the past 30 days
  • Utility bill
  • Eviction notice or mortgage delinquency notice
  • Receipts for bills/expenses paid in the last 30 days

*Note: Additional information may be required.

Contact Information

Fresh Start Housing Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK, Jr. Boulevard, Bldg. A
Dallas, TX 75215
Intake Line: 214-670-6338

Danielle Daniels, Program Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                        danielle.daniels@dallas.gov