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Rental assistance programs in Ellis County.

Churches, charities, and housing authorities in Ellis County Texas can provide rent assistance, grants to pay security deposits, vouchers, and other housing programs. Find several agencies below that all focus on low income tenants, single moms, seniors, and the disabled. Everything from loans to grants can help with rent expenses or other housing costs – even utilities.

Funds can be offered to stop evictions or to help a family (or individual) move. There may be emergency financial aid to pay back rent. Or very low income residents of Ellis County can get safe and affordable housing from section 8 vouchers, which help pay rent and utilities in the private market. A number of solutions are offered. All the agencies will combine both funds to pay rent along with legal aid, case management, budgeting workshops, as well as other social services.

Helping Hands of Ennis covers the eastern part of the county. The charity may offer one time rent help, guidance around housing to low cost (or free) furniture for a new home or apartment may be provided. The address is 604 NE Main St, Ennis, Texas 75119. Staff may issue grants to electric or water bills to referrals to other churches that have money to assist with rent, food, and other bills. Call (972) 875-0218.

North Ellis County Outreach is supported by a non-profit in Red Oak. They offer rent help and other financial resources for the northern part of the county. This office is at 404 S Hwy 342 Red Oak, TX 75154. Dial (972) 617-7261.

Waxahachie Housing Authority operates rent subsidized homes, apartments and houses. They manage units and process applications to HUD section 8, the main government benefit. Dial (972)-937-5730. Vouchers for housing are combined with self-sufficiency as well as employment and more. Location is 208 North Patrick Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

Salvation Army of Waxahachie operates Social Services as well as housing programs. Emergency financial aid can assist with housing costs, including rent or mortgages. There is a homeless shelter, transitional housing, and eviction prevention. A goal of the rent assistance and housing programs are to help homelessness in Ennis County. Call (972) 937-7727, or stop by 620 Farley St, Waxahachie, TX 75165.





Heavens Attic focuses on basic needs for a house or apartment. Single moms and the low income can get household supplies as well as loans or other funds to pay back rent or other bills. Address is 212 W Avenue F, Midlothian, TX 76065. Main phone number is (972) 775-1992.

Free lawyers can help stop evictions as well as housing discrimination. They also help seniors and the disabled apply for section 8, SSI, and public aid. The office is Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Address is 110 E. Main Street, Suite 200 Waxahachie, Texas 75165. Phone (866) 614-3344.

Manna House is only for residents in zip code of 76065 as well families in the Midlothian Independent School District. Address is 3241A Robinson Rd. Midlothian, TX 76065. Church financial aid for utilities, rent, and medications. Phone 972-775-1800. More on housing assistance from Ellis County Manna County.

Housing and homeless shelter programs in Ellis County

Waxahachie Care Services is at 1208 Ferris Avenue, Waxahachie, TX. Everything from referrals to shelter, help in finding affordable housing, and assistance for immigrants is offered. Call 972-923-2273. They offer long term case management around budgeting, rental programs, employment and other services.

Lovie's Outreach is a charity that assists the homeless as well as migrant workers, women fleeing violence, and children. Shelter, basic needs, food and more. They can refer clients to rent housing, security deposit help, or transitional housing. Address is 500 Cantrell St, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. Call 469.597.8245. They help those who can’t get any other government assistance.

Daniel's Den and Samaritan House is a faith based transitional housing program. Employment, referrals to low cost apartments and more. Address is 507 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165. Dial 972-938-0103.

By Jon McNamara











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