New Funds Available to Help Prevent Evictions in Arlington

The City of Arlington has received additional federal and state funding for several programs designed to assist Arlington tenants who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and cannot pay rent. These funds will be used to help prevent evictions. The programs will be managed by the Arlington Housing Authority who is currently accepting applications.

Before you complete the application, please read the following to determine if you might be eligible:

  • Must be an individual/household who is experiencing a financial crisis due to COVID-19
  • Must be a legal resident of the USA
  • Must be a resident of Arlington
  • Must submit supporting documents as required 

Click here for the Arlington CARES Assistance Application

Click here para Solicitud de Arlington CARES

Please review checklist to ensure you have all the necessary information and documents.

Submit your application with all applicable documentation via email to homelessassistance@arlingtonhousing.us or fax (817) 962-1260. You may also use the secure drop box in the lobby of the Arlington Housing Authority located at 501 W. Sanford Street, Suite 20, Arlington TX 76011.

Homeless Housing Services Program (HHSP)

The Arlington Housing Authority has depleted all funding for the HHSP and is not accepting applications at this time.  

When new funding become avaialble, Arlington residents at risk of homelessness can apply for assistance through the City’s Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) which is a state funded initiative used in Arlington to help the homeless and those in imminent danger of becoming homeless. The City utilizes the funding in furtherance of its City Council adopted 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) has managed and operated this grant on behalf of the City since 2010.

The funds are primarily utilized for Arlington renters who are in imminent danger of being evicted from their rental unit and, without financial assistance, would become homeless. For persons already experiencing homelessness, funds will be used to help them re-enter stable rental housing by assisting with payment of the security deposit and first month’s rent. The City anticipates that it will serve approximately 60 families annually from October 2019 – August 2020, or until funding is depleted.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be at risk of becoming homeless AND

  • Reside in the City of Arlington at the time of pre-screening form completion
  • Have income at or below 30% area median income HUD Income Limits
  • Have official eviction and/or utility disconnect notice

If approved for assistance

  1. Applicant's rental unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards Inspection performed by the Arlington Housing Authority; AND
  2. Landlord must agree to stop the eviction action if past due rent is satisfied through this program.

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

To receive additional information, please contact the Arlington Housing Authority:

For resources with finances, food, clothing, shelter, employment, education, transportation, childcare, and contact information for other helpful organizations, view our List of Resources (pdf) or contact Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.