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City Of Dallas: Details & Qualifications

The City of Dallas has been awarded Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) funds to aid eligible tenants impacted by COVID-19 stay in their homes by providing up to 6 months of rental assistance. Assistance is available for both tenants who have been sued for eviction or tenants struggling to pay their rent.

To hand out these funds quickly to tenants in need, the City is setting up in-person events with apartment communities to serve residents in person.

If your communnity is interested in hosting an in-person event OR if you would like to gather documents for tenants and turn them in in-bulk, please fill out this brief survey.

City of Dallas staff will reach out to you to determine if you are a good fit for this program. *The data collected in this survey and contact information will be shared with the City of Dallas' staff.

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* 1. Please provide your name, property name, property address, email, and phone number.

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* 2. Does your community meet the eligibility requirements listed?

Landlord Qualifications

  • Assistance for rent is no older than April 2020
  • Contract rent for the household assisted cannot exceed the TDHCA maximum limits 
  • Must have a bank account and accept direct deposit
  • Units that already receive project-based assistance or are public housing units are ineligible. Units owned by the government may be ineligible
  • Must be registered as a vendor with the City of Dallas or willing to complete vendor registration process in advance of receiving payments 
  • Assistance must support households that are in arrears and/or at risk of homelessness or housing instability.
Tenant Requirements
  • Household income below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) – priority for households 50% AMI and below and/or those in which one or more members are unemployed and have been for 90 or more days
  • Household has been financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Tenants are ineligible if they are receiving tenant-based voucher assistance, are in a unit receiving project-based assistance, or are in public housing 

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* 3. Do you have ten or more tenants who are 1-5 months behind on rent?

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* 4. Do you have any tenants who are more than five months behind on rent?

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* 5. If yes, approximately how many tenants meet this criteria? (We have additional program funds to support these tenants)

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* 6. Would you like to host an in-person event?

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