On January 14, 2019, the Arlington Housing Authority will begin accepting pre-screening assessment forms for Eviction Prevention, and will continue until funds are depleted.

Homeless / Eviction 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.

For persons at risk of becoming homeless due to an unforeseen hardship or extenuating circumstances beyond their control, the program may pay up to three months past due rent and utilities to prevent a pending eviction or disconnection of utilities.

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.

Click here for HHSP-Pre-Screening Assessment Form, available on January 14.

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.