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Rental Assistance Programs in our Local Cities and Counties

The AAGD Government Affairs team is actively working with local officials to find and alert our members of rental assistance programs available in our local cities and counties. Below you will find a list of information received as of today. As the AAGD staff is alerted to additional programs, we will add the information to this page.

COUNTIES

Dallas County

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: Up to $1,500 for 3 months
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager

Eligibility Criteria

  • AMI % : up to 80% 
  • Residents must show that they have been adversely affected by COVID-19 Pandemic (loss of  job, reduced hours, reduction in pay, increased healthcare expenses, added childcare expenses)
  • The principal residence must have been within the eligible area since at least March 1, 2020
  • Residents may not receive additional CARES Act funds from other agency

Application Details 

  • Third-Party Disbursement: Funding will be disbursed from Jewish Family Services and Catholic Charities of Dallas
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas: Apply Online Here
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas Flyer: Click here
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas Spanish Flyer: Click here
  • Catholic Charities Dallas: Apply Online Here
  • Dallas County Details: Click here
  • Apply by phone at (214) 819-1968, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Applications will be processed through a lottery system
  • Applications are available in English and Spanish
  • Applications accepted until Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.
Collin County

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: Up to $2,500
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager
  • Projected Impact: 300-400 households

Eligibility Criteria

Residents

  • AMI % : up to 200% 
  • Residents must show that they have been impacted by COVID-19
  • Residents may not receive funds from the county AND the city

Property Manager

  • Statement from landlord that shows the resident is late; waiving notice to vacate 
  • Landlords must commit to not evict residents 

Application Details | Contact Information

Denton County

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: TBD
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager

Eligibility Criteria

  • AMI % :  TBD
  • Residents must show that they have been adversely affected by COVID-19 Pandemic (loss of job, reduced hours, reduction in pay, increased healthcare expenses, added childcare expenses)
  • Residents may not receive additional CARES Act funds from other agency

Application Details | Contact Information

Cities

Allen

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: Up to 3 months of assistance
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager

Eligibility Criteria

Residents

  • Must be a resident of Collin County, excluding those located in the City of Dallas as they have received their own funding
  • Must have experienced a 25% or more reduction in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Must maintain $20,000 or less in non-retirement assets
  • Must have documented income which does not exceed 200% of AMI

Property Manager

  • Statement from landlord that shows the resident is late; waiving notice to vacate 
  • Landlords must commit to not evict residents 

Application Details | Contact Information

McKinney

Funding 

  • The grant runs from June 1 through December 1, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • Households must show they have been directly financially impacted by COVID-19. 
  • Applicants must be a resident of Collin County, and not a resident of the City of Dallas. To verify if your address is in Collin County, please visit: https://gis.collincountytx.gov/
  • Each adult in the household (18 yrs and over) must submit proof of income documentation - paystubs etc. - upload on 'Documents' tab.  Those who cannot, must submit a signed Letter of Explanation located in the 'Documents' tab.  
  • All adult members of the household (18 yrs and over) must submit one (1) months' proof of income BEFORE (pre-March 1, 2020) & AFTER (post-March 16, 2020) being financially impacted by COVID-19. This includes complete pay stubs, Social Security/SSI, Pension, Unemployment benefits, Retirement, Disability, etc.  Those who cannot provide documentation of income, must submit a  must signed Letter of Explanation, located in the 'Documents' tab.
  • Self-Employed applicants must provide documentation to show the difference of income before and after being finally impacted by COVID-19.  Documentation of required business closing and pre-post COVID banking account statements fulfill this requirement.
  • Proof of current enrollment for household adults (18 yrs and over) who are full time High School or College students must be submitted.  Does not apply to the Head of Household. 
  • If applying for Utility Assistance, applicants must submit the utility bill(s) for the month(s) assistance is being requested.  
  • If applying for Rental or Mortgage Assistance, applicants must submit their lease agreement or most recent mortage statement(s) for the month(s) assistance is being requested. 

Application Details | Contact Information

Plano

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: Up to 3 months of assistance
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager
  • Projected Impact: 300 households

Eligibility Criteria

Residents

  • AMI % : up to 80% 
  • Residents must show that they have been impacted by COVID-19
  • Residents may not receive funds from the county AND the city

Property Manager

  • Statement from landlord that shows the resident is late; waiving notice to vacate 
  • Landlords must commit to not evict residents 

Application Details | Contact Information

Garland

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: Up to 3 months assistance or $3,600 (whichever is less) 
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager
  • Projected Impact: TBD

Eligibility Criteria

  • AMI % : Group 1 up to 50% | Group 2 up to 80% (see breakdown) 
  • Residents must show that they have been adversely affected by COVID-19 Pandemic (loss of job, reduced hours, reduction in pay, increased healthcare expenses, added childcare expenses)
  • Residents may not receive additional CARES Act funds from other agency

Application Details | Contact Information

Grand Prairie

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: TBD
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grand Prairie Resident
  • Combined household income equal to or below 80% of the medium income of their respective county
  • Financially impacted by COVID-19 (loss of job, reduced hours, reduction in pay, increased healthcare expenses, added childcare expenses, etc.
  • Cannot have participated in another CARES funded assistance program
  • Must furnish a photo ID, proof of residency, financial and household information
  • Valid bill for rent, mortgage, and/or utilities must be provided
  • Assistance will be provided to the landlord, lender, and/or utility company directly after applicant has been verified and approved. In no circumstance will an applicant be provided funding directly
  • Mortgage assistance will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility
  • Eligible applicants will be able to receive up to 3 months of assistance not to exceed $1,500 per month
  • Expenses incurred between March 1st, 2020 and November 30th, 2020 are eligible

Application Details | Contact Information

Irving

Funding 

  • Amount Per Eligible Household: TBD
  • Funding Recipient: Property Manager

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proof of household members
  • Proof of income
  • Valid identification
  • Birth certificates for all minor children
  • Copy of your current lease (for rental assistance)
  • Late or eviction notice for monthly rent (for rental assistance)
  • Copy of most recent mortgage statement (for mortgage assistance)
  • Documentation of impact due to COVID-19 hardship
  • Verification of Homelessness form (for homelessness assistance) Click here for printable form

Application Details | Contact Information

 

Information for rental assistance programs is coming for the following cities: McKinney, Frisco, and Richardson.