Rental assistance in Denton County.

Learn how to find help from rental and housing assistance programs in Denton Texas. People who need help, including the low income, elderly, and disabled, have services and resources available to them in an emergency or if they are facing an eviction.

Several different locations and organizations focus on dealing with rent and housing needs that families or individuals in the Denton County area may have. Each program will have its own application conditions and criteria that need to be met in order to receive financial assistance for paying a deposit or rental expense. In addition, funding may be limited, so not everyone will qualify, but they could receive a referral instead. However anyone in need is encouraged to apply to the various rental assistance programs and housing solutions that are currently in place.

Metrocrest Social Services, which is located at 1111 West Beltline Road, Suite 100 in Carrollton, Texas 75006 offers financial assistance for paying rent and housing expenses. You will need to apply and must qualify for services. Dial 972-446-2100

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas – While direct financial or cash aid is not paid out, they can offer help in other ways. Access pro-bono legal advice and the firm has services for persons and families that are found eligible for information. Free services are offered for low income families, but some clients may have to pay for court costs. 625 Dallas Drive, phone 940-383-1406, Denton, Texas 76205 Phone 800-955-1407.

The Salvation Army, Denton Corps – Two locations operate across the county. They run a number of financial programs for clients. They also offer resources that may not necessarily pay cash aid but can offer other forms of help, such as counseling, transitional housing and more. If you have an eviction notice, some limited funding may be available. Or they have emergency money if faced with a disconnection. The locations of the offices are.

  • 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton, Texas 76209 940-566-3800 (also has an onsite shelter)
  • 207 Elm Street, Lewisville, TX, 972-353-9400





Community Services, Inc. also runs multiple locations around the county. They are listed below. Some form of housing and utility assistance can be offered, and this non-profit can help resident apply for government grants for back rent and other costs.

  • Lewisville 206 Main St Monday- Thursday.
  • Denton 210 S. Elm STE B Monday- Thursday
  • 401 E. 4th Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110 800-931-9929 or call 903-872-2401
  • Corsicana, TX 75151 940-483-9366 Denton

Interfaith Ministries – Programs focus on northern Denton County Texas. Various forms of assistance are closely coordinated with other non-profit agencies, charities and all resources are targeted toward helping clients become self-sufficient. Rental assistance is one of the services run, and the homeless can receive help paying a security deposit as well. 109 W. Sycamore, Denton, TX 76201. Call (940)565-5479

Frisco Family Center only supports people in the city limits. There are services such as counseling and life skills workshops as well as funds, including low interest emergency loans, to pay for an overdue rental payment or even an energy bill. Other support includes referrals to shelters, low income housing, local churches that have help with rent and more. Telephone - 972-335-9495.

Denton Housing Authority – The government agency provides low income housing and rental assistance to low-income families, including disabled , elderly, and handicapped. Section 8 applications and other government resources are administered. They are part of the HUD network, and offer many resources to tenants and the homeless. 1225 Wilson ST., Denton, Texas 7620. Call 940-383-1504, or more on HUD housing programs.




HOPE, Inc. – The agency can offer transitional housing with financial and life skills assistance through a counseling and case management approach. The programs and assistance can be offered for up to two years. The agency also provide life skills and budget assistance through credit and financial counselors. Clients can get community referrals, financial assistance and grants with paying rent or mortgage for up to one month. There is also housing counseling for those facing eviction or foreclosure, and other aid too. 117 West Sycamore, Denton, Texas 76201. Call (940)382-0609

Denton County Homeless Coalition (DCHC) is involved in organizing many housing and rent assistance programs in the community. One, ESG grants, can help pay tenant expenses ranging from electric bills to rent, or it can cover a motel voucher. Services also help immigrants, single mothers, and seniors among others avoid homelessness. More on eviction help in Denton County.

Catholic Charities offers housing solutions, with a focus on veterans. The organization may help people apply for VA benefits, offer no interest loans for rental expenses, and provide Denton advice to people facing an eviction from their apartment or home. Call 817-413-3921.

Christian Community Action Lewisville – A number of programs and resources are available that can provide cash grants and/or financial assistance through rent payments, mortgage, housing, and other financial assistance for paying bills. Low income families can also access a free food pantry, housing , career training, shelter and placement. FEMA funds can also be offered as available. Lewisville, TX – 75057, dial (972)436-4357





Helpnet Of The Greater Denton Area – This not-for profit is a social service coordinating agency that partners with and runs a number of programs. They also provide a referral service for low income people who need financial assistance with paying for housing and rent, health care needs, human service, and other support groups. Denton, Texas – 76202, (940)382-1913


By Jon McNamara

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