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Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)

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

Effective July 1, 2021, TERAP is no longer accepting applications.
Applications for rental assistance will be processed through ERAP.



A partir del 1 de Julio de 2021, TERAP ya no acepta solicitudes.
Las solicitudes de asistencia para el alquiler se procesarán a través de ERAP.

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Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)
Funded Through: TDHCA - A Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Program

TERAP provides short-term rental 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. The program provides rental assistance to income-eligible households impacted by COVID-19 to help them stay housed during the pandemic and help them recover economically from the impact of the pandemic. Administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), with Community Development Block Grant CARE Act funds (CDBG-CV), the program can pay up to six months of an eligible household’s rent, including rental arrears, with at least one of those months covering a month of future rent. The program can specifically provide rental assistance to tenants who have been sued for eviction (i.e. forcible detainer action filed against them), providing the landlord and tenant an alternative to eviction. Please visit the TEDP page for more information.

Please note submission of a pre-screening application does not guarantee eligibility or an offer of assistance. Assistance subject to funding availability.



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility Requirements


  1. Assistance for rent no older than April 2020
  2. Rent for the household assisted may not exceed 120% of FMR/SAFMR (per TDHCA guidelines)
  3. Must have a bank account and accept direct deposit
  4. Units that are already receiving project-based assistance or are public housing units are INELIGIBLE
  5. Units that are owned by a unit of government may be ineligible


  1. Household income below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)* - see chart below
  2. Household has been financially affected by COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Tenants are INELIGIBLE if they are receiving tenant-based voucher assistance, are in a unit receiving project-based assistance, or are in public housing

* Tenant/Household Area Median Income (AMI) Chart

FY 2020
Income Limit Area
Family Income
FY 2020
Income Limit Category
1 person2 person3 person4 person5 person6 person7 person8 person
Dallas, TX HUD
Metro FMR Area
$86,200Low (80%) Income
Limits ($)

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. IRS W-9
  2. Copy of the executed lease with the tenant or if no written lease, required certification proving tenancy
  3. Documentation of Missed Payments (ledger, etc.)
  4. Landlord form and certification completed


  1. Personal ID
  2. Copy of the executed lease or if no written lease, required certification proving tenancy
  3. Income: evidence of eligibility under other qualified program** OR income evidence for past 30 days
  4. Tenant application completed.
  5. Tenant certification completed

**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, but within twelve months of the CDBG application. In some circumstances the TEDP administrator may allow self-certification of income, but the tenant must still be able to demonstrate evidence upon request.

Additional Program Details

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Detalles adicionales del programa

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Know Someone Who May Qualify?

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See Below for Additional Resources

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