The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization is proud to announce its newest program for Dallas residents –
The Title And Property Assistance Program (TAPA)
The TAPA pilot program provides legal assistance to low-to-moderate income families on a variety of title and property issues. TAPA strives to help
establish marketable title, to encourage neighborhood stability, and enable homeowners to become eligible for various funding to invest in their homes.
What does TAPA do?
When a relative passes away, or income is a problem, it is often difficult for heirs or owners to fix title issues with their homes. The TAPA program is designed to provide legal aid to residents to help them determine and document ownership on their homes. Some of the services provided by TAPA include:
- Affidavit of Heirships
- Disclaimer Deeds
- Warranty Deeds
- Muniment of Title (evidence of ownership)
- Small Estate Affidavit
- Probate (if necessary and within the statute of limitations (with some exceptions))
- Mediation between heirs to a property
Who is eligible for TAPA?
The program is open to potential clients with an assumed or possible ownership interest in real property located within eligible geographic areas. In support of City Council's emphasis on equity – the pilot program will focus on specific areas in the Southern Sector (click HERE for more info on eligible areas), who have a household income less than or equal to 120 percent of the Dallas Area Median Income and who are unrepresented by counsel. Preference to be given to families in eligible geographical areas who have been denied funding for the City's Housing programs due to lack of ownership clarity.
When is this happening?
The program launched early June 2020 and is available on a first come, first served basis, until the $200,000.00 in allocated funds have been utilized.
How can our residents apply?
Residents can browse the TAPA website to learn more and apply - HERE
I want to know more!
You can watch Housing & Neighborhood Revitlization Department Director David Noguera and Lauren Cadilac (legal counsel of TAPA) discuss the program with the Quality of Life, Arts, and Culture Committee on 6/15/20 at 9:00am.
Also – you can learn more about the TAPA program in detail by reading the approved Council Agenda item, HERE