Application Overview 

HOME-ARP TBRA and Supportive Services

In Denton and throughout Denton County, our Housing Crisis Response System (HCRS) plan is to achieve our goals through the following collaborative efforts:
  • Street Outreach: Street Outreach (SO) is a valuable tool in our HCRS to ensure that people living on the street are provided information and referrals to emergency shelter (if available) and Coordinated Entry (CE) assessment to be placed on community’s Housing Priority List (HPL) for housing placement, crisis intervention, and follow-up support. 
  • Coordinated Entry (CE): Denton has adopted a uniform process designed to quickly identify, assess, refer and connect people in crisis to housing assistance and services. 
  • Diversion and Prevention: Diversion and prevention are key components of our HCRS by reducing the number of people who become literally homeless. Homeless prevention helps households stay in their current housing situation while diversion prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements.
  • Emergency Shelters and Temporary Housing: Emergency shelter and temporary housing connects people experiencing a housing crisis or fleeing an unsafe situation to a safe place to stay. 
  • Permanent Housing: Without permanent housing, there is constant housing instability. Our HCRS includes a goal to increase our capacity to connect people experiencing homelessness with permanent housing programs, such as Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and other stable permanent housing solutions, such as Tenant Based Rental Assistance.
Strategic integration of these programs to each other is key to the success of the entire HCRS. 
The City of Denton has allocated HOME-ARP funds for Tenant Based Rental Assistance (HOME-ARP TBRA) and a broad range of supportive services to individuals and families that meet one of the Qualifying Populations defined in the CPD Notice: Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program ("the Notice"). HOME-ARP requires that funds be used to primarily benefit households in the following qualifying populations and allows for preference to be given to one qualifying population; including, literally homeless, at risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, and other populations at risk for homelessness including Veterans. The City of Denton HOME-ARP TBRA and Supportive Services program will give preference to households experiencing literal homelessness.

The available $1,713,622 in HOME-ARP funding is designed to support the HCRS by addressing the gap in services for permanent housing assistance over three (3) years. This grant may be used for eligible Tenant Based Rental Assistance and Supportive Services costs. Organizations serving the HOME-ARP qualified populations may apply. Local housing assistance providers, shelters, and homeless supportive service providers interested in providing TBRA and Supportive Services are encouraged to apply. 

• All application information and additional requested information must be submitted to Community Development on or before the deadline of January 31, 2023 by 11:59 pm. 

• Agency must be available for a brief presentation to the Community Services Advisory Committee Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:00pm.

• No late applications will be accepted.

For questions regarding the application contact:
Megan Ball
Homeless Programs Coordinator