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Rental assistance in Dallas County Texas.

Renters in the Dallas metropolitan area, as well as throughout the county, have dozens of non-profit organizations and charities that they can call for help with paying rent and eviction prevention assistance. Some are non-profit organizations, and others are funded and supported by the federal government and/or the state of Texas.

Emergency financial aid may be offered in some cases. This is generally for those families facing imminent eviction and various requirements will be in place. Applicants will also generally need to attend case management and other self-sufficiency programs in Dallas County in order to receive any rent help. The main organizations to try are below.

All funds are limited, and if assistance can’t be found, then locate other programs that may be able to offer help with rent. Everyone from the low income as well as underemployed in Dallas County to Spanish speaking immigrants, senior citizens, and the disabled may qualify for either a grant or emergency rental assistance.

Dallas Section 8 Rental Assistance Program - It was created by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the non-profit agency that runs the program provides rental assistance and cash grants to low-income and the working poor households in Dallas County Texas. Call 214.819.1871.

Dallas County Emergency Rental Assistance/Welfare Program - This resource can provide renters in the area with short to medium term rental assistance. Aid is offered to the disabled and indigents in the local community who do not yet receive workers compensation, social security, or other state or federal government disability benefits. This is part of section 8 from the HUD program. Dial 214.819.2000 to learn more.

Rent help from Dallas agencies, non-profits, and charities

Balch Springs HAP
Balch Springs Texas
(972) 557-6066




CLC Inc. supports veterans only with financial aid, including for rent and housing. The address located at 555 N Grants Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76108, but they support Dallas County too. The phone number is 817-569-9008. They work to prevent homelessness of veterans and their families, and help them apply to grants for rent, taxes, and other expenses.

City of Dallas Department of Housing
This government office administers the cities rental assistance program, and can direct low income families and individuals to both federal and state of Texas rent assistance programs and options.
Dallas Texas
Call - (214)-670-8367 or 214-670-6341

Dallas County HAP is based at 2377 North Stemmons Freeway. The main services are section 8 HUD vouchers to help pay rent and public housing for low income families. Homeownership programs are also available for former renters. Family self-sufficiency is also arranged for any resident that is facing homelessness in the county. The office is in Dallas, Texas 75207-2710. Note the waiting list is often closed, and dial (214) 819-1871.

ULGD Urban League of Dallas
Counseling may be available to tenants facing eviction, and the non-profit can also refer individuals to sources of funds or grants for rent and other housing needs. Clients are low income families, single parents, minorities and other vulnerable individuals that are behind on their rent or mortgage. A main goal is to stop evictions and general homelessness in the community. More on Dallas Urban League assistance programs.





Dallas Housing Authority
A HUD approved counseling agency. Counselors can both help renters avoid an eviction, as well as provide free foreclosure and landlord/renter counseling or mediation.
Dallas Texas. The office is on 3939 N. Hampton Road.
Call - 214-951-8300

Metrocrest Services
Address is 13801 Hutton Drive
Farmers Branch, Texas
Telephone - 972-446-2100
Social Services and rental help are administered. Apply now. Some requests may be fulfilled by using short term loans for paying rent and other housing costs.

Garland Housing Authority
The section 8 agency for the Garland area. The HUD sponsored program is income based, and the client is charged monthly rent based on various factors which includes the number of household members, income, and more.
Garland, TX
(972) 205-3393

Richardson East Church of Christ
Main office - 1504 E. Campbell Rd
Richardson, Texas 75081
Dial 972-231-8231
The zip codes supported are 75243, 75042, 75254, 75240, 75044, 75080, 75081, 75082, and 75248. Emergency rent help and other assistance is available from the church. Immigrants, single parents, and the working poor can apply for grants or other housing resources.

North Dallas Shared Ministries
2875 Merrell Road
Dallas, TX 75229
Call this non-profit to get more information or to learn where apply for help with paying security deposits as well as funds for emergency rental expenses. A pre-screening and application process may be in place. They may also have information on other resources, such as transitional housing and eviction prevention.

City of Garland Neighborhood Development
Garland Texas
(972) 205-3310





City of Grand Prairie Department of Housing and Neighborhood Services
Grand Prairie Texas
Agency phone number - (972) 237-8040

Housing Crisis Center works with the homeless and individuals that are behind on their rent. Programs include shelter as well as transitional housing. Legal aid, advice, and referrals to grant or loan programs for emergency one time rental assistance may be available as well. The homeless can learn about rehousing, security deposits, and low income apartments. Call 214-828-4244.

Hope Restoration, Inc.
(214) 421-8300
This organization will work with the low income and indigent in order to get them back on track. They can help meet many needs, including rental assistance. Clients may get information on employment programs in Dallas County as well.

City of Grand Prairie Community Development
Grand Prairie, TX
Telephone - (972) 237-8166

Greater Grand Prairie Area Housing and Neighborhood Services
Grand Prairie, Texas
Telephone - (972) 237-8294
Supports the very low income and homeless. May occasionally have grants from the federal funded emergency food and shelter program for paying costs such as a partial rent payment.

Dallas County Veterans Service Office
Location is 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 631
Dallas, TX 75207
Main number is 972-692-4939
Veterans and their families can get help. Grants assist with rent, mortgages, utilities, and other needs. Homeless veterans can also request rehousing. One service is known as HUD VASH, and there is also SSVF grant based aid.

Lancaster Housing Assistance Program
Lancaster TX
Call - (972) 275-1750

Christian Community Action
Community action agencies are always a great resource to learn about rent and housing assistance programs. From time to time they may be able to provide cash and financial aid to help pay rent in an emergency situation. They can also coordinate the homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program for the low income and people facing a crisis.
Lewisville Texas
Telephone - (972) 219-4353





USDA Rural Development - McKinney Office
McKinney Texas based
Call - (972) 542-0081

Dallas County Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing is a service that both tries to stop future evictions and to place families into a new home. The program combines government grants for rent or deposits with case management, motel vouchers, and other support. More on eviction assistance and rehousing in Dallas.

Mesquite HAP
Mesquite, TX
Call for financial help - (972) 216-6424

Martin Luther King Community Center has funds to provide very limited rental assistance. However, the charity and its partner churches may also have other social services. This can include grants for paying security deposits, information on low income apartments, and help for first months rent. They also partner with a community center in West Dallas. Dial (214) 670-8418

City of Richardson - Housing and Planning Office
Richardson Texas based
Dial - (972) 744-4100

White Rock Center of Hope
Dallas Texas based
(214) 324-8996
The main goal of the center is it can give housing support and rent assistance to Dallas families. The goal of the non-profit White Rock Center of Hope is to provide help, advice, and resources to those people who are trying to help themselves avoid eviction and maintain utility services, which is required for housing.


By Jon McNamara

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