DHA completes allocation of $4 million in 2020 CARES Act rent help

January 7, 2020 — DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (DHA) has completed allocating CARES Act Rent Relief funds on behalf of the City of Dallas. Since August, DHA received 4,800 completed applications, reviewed the applications for eligibility, ran multiple lotteries, and issued $4 million in temporary rental assistance for 1,207 families. The approach designed by DHA enabled rental assistance to reach the most vulnerable residents while accounting for equitable geographical distribution.

The City of Dallas COVID-19 Rent Relief program, funded by the CARES Act, is a federally funded initiative designed to help low income households that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 through the loss of their employment income or who sustained a reduction in income and are delinquent in paying rent.

“We are proud to have helped more than twelve hundred Dallas families during this tough time,” said Troy Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer of DHA. “Our partnership with the City of Dallas worked well for this rent assistance program and we look forward to future collaborations to benefit the residents of the city of Dallas.”

Applications are now closed because all funds have been allocated. Those who are still seeking rent assistance can see what resources are available on the City of Dallas website: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/housing-neighborhood-revitalization/Pages/CARES-Act-CRF-Rental-Assistance-Program-.aspx.

About DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (formerly the Dallas Housing Authority)
DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs. The agency aims to create opportunities for program participants to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence. DHA provides housing opportunities to ~55,000 people through public housing developments and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs. Our mission is to provide affordable quality housing and access to supportive resources across North Texas. DHA is governed by its Board of Commissioners and administers housing programs funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. DHA is an independent, local government entity, that is separate from the Dallas City Housing/Community Services department, which is governed by the City of Dallas. For more information about DHA, please visit www.dhantx.com.

Media Contact:
Jacqueline Chen Valencia
jacq@connectiveagency.com

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