Homeless Prevention Program Funds Available in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 08, 2019, October 08, 2019

 This year, the City anticipates that it will serve approximately 50 to 60 households from October 2019 to August 2020, or until funding is depleted.

Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, Arlington residents that are in imminent danger of becoming homeless can apply for assistance through the City’s Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP). The City will utilize HHSP funding in the amount of $199,886, provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, 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 annually since 2010. This year, the City anticipates that it will serve approximately 50 to 60 households from October 2019 to August 2020, or until funding is depleted.

This resource is for persons that meet the program’s eligibility criteria. HHSP funds will be utilized primarily for renters who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless without assistance, would be evicted from their rental unit. Assistance with payment of past due rent and utilities would be available to approved applicants.

The HHSP has proven to be a valuable resource to help prevent homelessness in Arlington. This limited resource compliments the outstanding work performed by Mission Arlington, the Arlington Life Shelter, SafeHaven, the Salvation Army and numerous churches and faith-based agencies serving those most vulnerable in Arlington.

Additional information about the HHSP can be found at:
https://www.arlingtontx.gov/city_hall/departments/housing_authority/homeless_services/homeless_eviction_prevention_assistance or contact the AHA Homeless Assistance Program staff at 817-276-6713.

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