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Emergency Housing Assistance Program - 2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-1968  |  E-mail:  EHAP_DCHHS@dallascounty.org

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Se ha abierto la solicitud de preselección

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Emergency Housing Assistance Program - 2021 (EHAP - 2021)
Funded Through: CARES Act

The Emergency Housing Assistance Program - 2021 (EHAP - 2021) is to provide: Short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to low income Dallas County residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected (loss/reduction of income) by the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Applications will be processed through a lottery system. Effective July 1, 2021, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • DCHHS is now accepting pre-screening applications online or by phone at 214-819-1968, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT)
  • The pre-screening application form is available in English and Spanish
  • Length of assistance will not exceed twelve (12) months - including number of months assisted in CY2020
  • Housing assistance up to 120% of FMR/SAFMR

Assistance subject to funding availability.

Please note submission of a pre-screening application does not guarantee eligibility or an offer of assistance.



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant cannot currently be receiving assistance through another entity
  2. Applicant must reside in Dallas County but outside the City of Dallas (verified by zip code)
  3. Applicant's household income must fall within the Area Median Income (AMI)
FY 2021
Income Limit Area
Family Income
FY 2021
Income Limit Category
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Dallas, TX HUD
Metro FMR Area
$89,000Low (80%) Income
Limits ($)
  1. Applicant must have suffered an economic impact on or after March 13, 2020
    • economic impact is defined as "job loss" or "reduction in income" resulting in non-payment of rental or mortgage payment

Please note applicants who qualify will be required to provide current documentation (within the last 30 days) to support their claim. Please see below for the list of required documentation.



Required Documentation

  1. Photo Identification Document (ID) of Applicant - may include but not be limited to the following items:
    • Driver's License
    • public safety ID
    • passport
    • and other government issued ID
  2. Household income Verification:
  • Bank Statement - Checking/Savings
  • Social Security Award Letter
  • VA Benefits
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Pay Stub (last 30 days)
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Pension
  • Tenant/Homeowner Application Form
  • Short or Long-Term Disability Benefit Letter
  • Annuity, Stock, Investment Statement
  1. Self Employment (self-employment records, 1099 and/or IRS forms, Income Tax Return)
  2. Lease agreement/Mortgage statement - may include but not limited to the following items:
    • eviction/late notice and other related documents
  3. Utility bill (Water / Sewage)
  4. Economic Impact

**You are considered eligible and need no other documentation, if you have evidence that you: 1) are currently eligible for assistance under SNAP, SSI or Medicaid; OR 2) if you are living in a rent-restricted property and have evidence of an income certification from that property dated = or after March 31, 2020.



Know Someone Who May Qualify?

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See Below for Additional Resources

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Dallas County is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or natural origin.
* Applicant must be 18 years of age or older to apply.