Irving residents are eligible to receive short-term emergency housing assistance from Dallas County to pay rent, mortgage or utilities. The assistance is the form of a grant, and no repayment is needed. Payments are made directly to the landlord, mortgage company or utility provider.
Assistance for EHAP is eligibility-based and will be processed through a lottery system.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) launched the Texas Rent Relief Program — the first statewide rent and utility assistance program for qualifying households throughout Texas. This program has been created to administer the more than $1 billion allocated to Texas through the latest federal COVID-19 stimulus bill. TDHCA will begin accepting applications for the program on Monday, Feb. 15, but Texans can visit TexasRentRelief.com any time to learn more about qualifications, required documents and the application process.
To qualify, households must be at or below 80 percent of the area median income as well as meet other criteria. Per federal guidelines, TDHCA will prioritize applications for households at or below 50 percent of the area median income level and households where one or more members are currently unemployed and have been for at least 90 days. Landlords are encouraged to apply on behalf of tenants, who must cosign the application.