Homeless Prevention Funds Available for Residents Beginning Jan. 14, 2019

Beginning January 14, 2019, Arlington residents who are homeless or 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 $200,656, 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 50-60 households from January 2019 to August 2019, 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 due to unforeseen hardship or extenuating circumstances beyond their control that, without assistance, would be evicted from their rental unit and become homeless. Assistance with payment of past due rent and utilities would be available to applicants.

The HHSP has proven to be a valuable resource to help address homelessness in Arlington and in seven other large cities in Texas.  This valuable, but 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:

http://www.arlington-tx.gov/housing/homeless-services/evictionhomeless-prevention/

You can also contact the AHA Homeless Assistance Program staff at 817-276-6713.

 

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