Kaufman County rent assistance.

Emergency rental assistance as well as long term, affordable homes from section 8 housing choice vouchers are available in Kaufman County. There is financial aid available for senior citizens, the disabled, working poor, and others who are facing an eviction. Find how to get rent help (or security deposit assistance for the homeless) from a charity or non-profit below.

Applicants must meet the criteria set by the local organization. While each charity or church will have their own conditions, in general in order to receive a grant or loan for paying back rent, there will be income eligibility requirements. In addition, applicants from Kaufman County Texas need a current driver’s license, social security card, pay stubs, proof of identification, copy of all income (SSI disability, pensions, child support, etc.) and more.

Some of the organizations will provide housing programs, including funds for rent or utility bills, to immigrants in Kaufman County and others won’t. There may also some churches that help the unemployed or homeless, but in general to receive financial aid for rent or other housing needs, the applicant needs to have an income and be on their way to stability.

Kaufman Christian Help Center, Inc.
Main office: 209 West Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142
Telephone (972) 932-8866
The church offers numerous social services. When there is funding, some funds may be used to help with rent or deposits (security or utility). There may also be utility bill help as part of the homeless prevention services available.

Information and Referral Hotline for Kaufman County
Address: 200 S Virginia as well as 112 S. Jackson
P.O. Box 836
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-1421
Referrals are given. It is an emergency service. Find where to apply for help with rent, gas bills, a mortgage, and other emergencies.

 

 

 

 

Kaufman County Section 8 Housing – HUD
Location: 115 N. Adelaide Ste. 305
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone - (972) 551-6671
A waiting list is used. This is the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized apartment/home program. The government pays some of the rent for the property, and the low-income family contributes their income too.

The Salvation Army
Address is 305 West Fair St.
Kaufman, Texas 75142
Phone number is (972) 563-9064
Tenants need an eviction notice to get emergency rental assistance. There are also shelters, case management, information on Texas cash assistance programs, and other resources from the Christian church.

 

 

 

Kaufman County Legal Assistance
Terrell location of the pro bono service is at 301 N. Rockwall St. or (Terrell Public Library)
Terrell, TX 75160
Toll free number 866-614-3344
The attorneys are only on site in the library a few times per month. Call to make an appointment. But they can offer free eviction or foreclosure prevention help, address unsafe housing or discrimination issues, and assist in other ways with housing needs.

By Jon McNamara

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