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Arlington Housing Authority (A.H.A.)
501 W. Sanford Street
Suite 20
P.O. Box 90231
Mail Stop 28-0100
Arlington, TX 76004-3231

Phone: 817-275-3351
Fax: 682-367-1000

Hours of Operation:
Office Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday

Lobby Hours
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday

 
 

 

 

 

HOMELESS PREVENTION

Homeless prevention services help prevent eligible households from being evicted from their current place of residence and becoming homeless. For persons in imminent danger of eviction and homelessness, assistance may include financial assistance in the form of payment of past due rent and utility bills. For persons that are homeless, assistance may include financial assistance necessary to enter stable housing. Homeless assistance may include short term lodging in a hotel/motel, housing search assistance, payment of rental and utility deposits and first month’s rent and case management services.

Funding

Homeless prevention services are funded through the Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP). The HHSP program is funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and is managed and operated in the City of Arlington by the Arlington Housing Authority.

The purpose of the HHSP program is to provide assistance to Arlington residents to help prevent homelessness, or to end homelessness.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless AND

  • Reside in the City of Arlington at the time of application
  • Have income below 30% area median income (HHSP Income Limits)

Homeless Definition

Eligible applicants must meet one of the following definitions of homeless:

  • Imminent Risk of Homeless
  • Homeless Under Other Federal Statutes
  • Fleeing/Attempting to Flee Domestic Violence

At Risk of Homelessness:

An individual or family who is at risk of homelessness must:

  1. Have an annual income below 30% of median family income for the area; AND
  2. Does not have sufficient resources or support network immediately available to prevent them from moving to an emergency shelter; AND
  3. Meet one of the following conditions:
    1. Has moved because of economic reasons 2 or more times during the 60 days immediately preceding the application for assistance; OR
    2. Is living in the home of another because of economic hardship; OR
    3. Has been notified that their right to occupy their current housing or living situation will be terminated within 21 days after the date of application for assistance; OR
    4. Lives in a hotel or motel and the cost is not paid for by charitable organizations or by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals; OR
    5. Lives in an efficiency apartment unit in which there resides more than 2 persons; or lives in a larger housing unit in which there reside more than 1 ˝ half persons per room; OR 
    6. Is exiting a publicly funded institution or system of care; OR
    7. Otherwise lives in housing that has characteristics associated with instability and an increased risk of homelessness.

The information above provides the basic eligibility requirements. In addition, the applicant’s dwelling rental unit must pass a HUD Housing Quality Standards inspection performed by the AHA, and the landlord must agree to stop the eviction action if past due rent is satisfied through this program.

Landlord Agreement

NOTE: Persons currently receiving rental housing assistance from a federal, state, or local governmental entity are not eligible for HHSP homeless prevention assistance.

To apply for assistance, please complete a program application and return to:

Arlington Housing Authority
Homeless Housing and Services Program
501 W. Sanford Street, Suite 20
Arlington, TX 76011

or by fax: 682-367-1050
or by email: HomelessAssistance@arlingtonhousing.us 

For additional information about the Program, contact the AHA by email:
HomelessAssistance@arlingtonhousing.us
or by telephone:
817-276-6713

View a list of resources that can assist with rent, utilities, food and basic needs.
      

 

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