CARES Act Funding Covers Your Tenant’s Delinquent Rent


Monday, October 5, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
Zoom Webinar - Webinar Link to be sent the day of class
Category: Industry Seminar

Congress, through the CARES Act appropriation, disbursed funds to local municipalities to cover expenses associated with COVID-19. The Dallas City Council in June 2020 approved $10M of its CARES Act funds received from the federal government to provide Rental Assistance to families negatively impacted by COVID-19. There is an approximate $4M available under this application process. The fully electronic application process is easy to use and only requires 5 to 10 minutes to complete.  Landlords may receive up to $3,000 per eligible family.

In this class you will learn: 

  • Landlords with tenants with delinquent rents may initiate an electronic application on behalf of the tenant  
  • Learn how to complete the short electronic application
  • Learn about the specific application process and automated workflows
  • Learn when how easy and quickly you can receive payment

This webinar is recommended for City of Dallas Landlords who has tenants who:

  • Have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, (e.g. loss of employment, reduction of hours, furloughed)
  • Reside in the City of Dallas
  • Family income is at or below 80% AMI
  • Family is not under eviction prior to COVID-19
  • Family has not already received financial assistance from CARES Act
  • Family is not currently receiving housing assistance under a HUD affordable housing program (e.g. Housing Choice Voucher)

About your instructors:

Dr. Maggie Deichert
Director of Policy Development & Research

Dr. Maggie Deichert is the director of Policy Development and Research for DHA. In her position, Dr. Deichert collects and evaluates geographic and socio-economic data to create clear and concise reports that assess the contributing factors of poverty in North Texas. Dr. Deichert contributes towards DHA’s goal to provide affordable quality housing across North Texas by researching the current conditions of communities in poverty and developing strategies to combat these conditions.

Dr. Deichert is a recent Vanderbilt University doctoral graduate in political science with a focus on American politics and statistical methodology. Dr. Deichert’s dissertation explored how political identity affects the daily social interactions of U.S. communities. She has extensive experience in using research design, survey design and execution, quantitative and qualitative data collection, and advanced statistical analysis as a means of implementing change in communities.

Throughout her doctoral studies, Dr. Deichert was the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Research on Individuals, Politics, and Society Lab Grant and the Vanderbilt Department of Political Science Competitive Summer Award. Dr. Deichert’s research has been published in both political science journals and culture magazines.

Her past experiences researching and analyzing the attitudes, behaviors, and characteristics of different populations will enable Dr. Deichert to gather and evaluate appropriate data to help all North Texas communities. After graduating from the Hofstra University Honors College with a degree in political science, Dr. Deichert attended the Pennsylvania State University School of International Affairs and received an M.I.A. in international affairs. Dr. Deichert then attended Vanderbilt University where she obtained both a Ph.D. in political science.

Dr. Myriam Igoufe
Vice President of Policy Development & Research 

Dr. Myriam Igoufe is the vice president of Policy Development & Research for DHA. Dr. Igoufe is responsible for performing research on trends and conditions related to people in poverty and the impacts of segregation, a shortage of affordable housing, limited access to gainful employment, health care, transportation, and disinvestment in the surrounding community as well as development of strategic evidenced-based policy to address these matters. Her work involves developing and implementing short-term and long-term strategies designed to facilitate the achievement of DHA’s goals and priorities which include addressing long-term segregation and the affordable housing crisis in Dallas and North Texas.

Dr. Igoufe is a recent University of Texas at Arlington doctoral graduate in urban planning and public policy. She led the North Texas Regional Housing Assessment analysis, which included 21 cities and housing authorities across North Texas, as co-principal investigator and project manager. The North Texas Regional Housing Assessment was part of a new planning process established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requiring federal grantees to identify, evaluate, and address fair housing issues and factors contributing to discriminatory issues.

Dr. Igoufe is a recipient of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the past two years and currently serves on the Equity Advisory Board for the City of Dallas, Equity sub-committee, and Technical Advisory team for Smart Growth Dallas. Dr. Igoufe also serves on the City of Dallas Undesign the Redline Advisory Board, the MDHA Racial Equity Committee, and has been named to the Advisory Council of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy.

Her past professional experiences include working as a policy analyst for local governments, as a university researcher, and as a consultant in economic development and urban planning with ASH + LIME Strategies. After attending the Sorbonne Law School in Paris, she received her bachelor’s degree in political science, government, and international law as well as her master’s degree in public administration from Lamar University. Igoufe earned a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy from the University of Texas at Arlington.


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