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Dallas assistance programs.

The items listed below are tailored more for the city. You can also find other assistance programs for Dallas and Dallas County families and individuals.

City of Dallas Home Repair Assistance Program
This program provides assistance to homeowners for both the reconstruction and repair of homes. Reconstruction Program provides assistance when the home is in such a poor condition that is not repairable and can’t be “saved”. The City of Dallas will demolish and builds a new home on the same site for the family. Major Systems Repair is a deferred loan and a percentage of the loan is forgiven annually as long as the owner remains in the home. The home replace aid is also a deferred loan but is not forgiven by the city of Dallas until the lien term is fulfilled. This program is for lower income families who have lived in their home for at least two years. (214)-670-5111

Dallas Homebuyer Assistance
Different types of homebuyers assistance is available. The program will provide a 5.99% fixed interest rate mortgage loan for 30-years with down payment and closing cost assistance equal to 3.5% of the loan amount with a 1% origination fee. There is also a Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP). This is for first-time homebuyers and it will provide principal reduction, closing costs, and down payment help up in the form of a grant of up to $10,000.00. In addition, it may provide a grant of up to $1,500.00 for Minimum Housing Standards repairs. (214) 670-3645.

Dallas Assistance Programs From The Organizations Below

Find a variety of assistance programs in Dallas from the organizations below, including rent assistance, help with utility bills, free prescription drugs, food assistance, credit and debt counseling, and more. Or click here to find more Dallas County programs.

Arlington Life Shelter
Provides emergency food assistance and shelter, employment assistance and also family counseling for homeless women, men and children in eastern Tarrant County. (817) 548-9885.





Crossroads Community Services
Those whop need help can receive food, clothing assistance, financial assistance and counseling, budget management and goal setting shops, basic computer skills instruction and transportation aid in the form of bus passes for Dallas residents. 214-560-2511.

Dallas Life Foundation
This organization provides housing, shelter, food aid, free clothing, counseling, computer training programs, drug and alcohol programs, a job readiness and training program, and they even offer summer programs for children and last, but not least, a Senior Citizens program. The Dallas Life Foundation can be reached at (214) 421-1380.

Network of Community Ministries
Get clothing, food assistance, limited financial assistance for paying rent and utility bill aid, assistance with prescriptions and drugs, children’s clinic, referrals for psychologists and psychiatrists, and a comprehensive assistance program for those who are 60 and older. There is also a Wellness Clinic for those 55 and older. (972) 234-8880. They also have information on community clinics in Dallas that can provide health care.

North Dallas Shared Ministries
Helps all people by providing food aid and groceries, financial assistance for rent help, free medicines, utility bill help, ID’s and birth certificates, clothing, eye exams and glasses, school supplies, gas vouchers and bus tokens, employment assistance and job training, English as a second language classes, and they even offer a free dental and medical clinic for low income families. Dial 214-358-8700 for more information.

Oak Cliff Churches for Emergency Aid
Get help with rent, utilities, prescription and medicine assistance, and even food for Oak Cliff residents.

White Rock Center of Hope
This organization will provide clothing, food, assistance with paying rent and utility bills, prescriptions and transportation, and provide school supplies for children and families in need. Around the holidays Christmas toys are provided for children under 17 years of age. (214) 324-8996

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
Provides school supplies and children’s Christmas gifts, food, and clothing assistance. Training programs are available and include: ESL and computer classes, women’s job corps program, and “Homeworks” program. Call (214) 638-2196 to find out how to apply or receive assistance.





Frisco Family Services
People in need of assistance can get financial assistance with paying utilities, rent aid, free and discounted prescription drugs, furniture, clothing, and household items, school supplies and holiday and birthday gifts for both children and senior citizens. In addition, this agency also offers educational classes and referral services. (972) 335-9495

Food Assistance
The leading not for profit in the region is the North Texas Food Bank. The address is 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road in Dallas, Texas. They are a regional food bank that distributes food, groceries, and perishable items to churches, charities, and non-profit food banks in Dallas. Those locations then distribute the food to the low income, unemployed, elderly, and others in the community who need assistance. So the North Texas Food Bank in effect partners with many other organizations. Find locations of food pantries in Dallas.

Housing, rent, and eviction prevention
Dozens of organizations and programs can help the unemployed, working poor, and low to moderate income pay their rent. Find a listing of rent programs in Dallas, which have helped thousands of people every year maintain their homes.

Head Start in Dallas
Dozens of locations around the area provide children with access to the low income Head Start program. It may be able to help kids who range in age from 2 to 5 years old. Find a listing and how to apply for Head Start in Dallas.

Dallas County

As indicated, there are numerous other agencies, government programs, and non-profits that provide help across the county as well. Read more on countywide assistance.



By Jon McNamara

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