Winter and Inclement Weather Shelters

Financial & Housing Assistance

  • Texans who believe they have encountered price gouging should call the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or file a complaint online.


    COVID-19 Eviction Information

    United Way COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

    They will help with bills, rent, and food. Call 866-211-9966 and provide zip code, and you'll get a list of local agencies to provide service.

    Dallas County Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)

    Short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to low income Dallas County residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected (loss/reduction of income) by the spread of COVID-19.

    The Concilio - City of Dallas Emma Lazarus Resilience Funds

    The intent of this fund is to provide assistance to individuals and families who are affected by COVID-19 and are not eligible for federal COVID-19 relief funds. To be eligible for cash assistance, you must live in the City of Dallas, be ineligible for federal COVID-19 stimulus programs, and have been adversely affected by COVID-19. A one-time financial assistance grant to immigrant and refugee families of at least $ 500 per family and not to exceed $ 1,000 per family will be distributed to qualifying families. All information collected by this form is confidential and only The Concilio will have access.

    Link for applications:
    Phone number for more information: 214.818.0481

    Jewish Family Services of Greater Dallas

    Short term rental, mortgage and utility assistance in Dallas
    Click here for program guide

    North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

    Short term rental assistance for Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
    Click here for program flyer

    North Dallas Shared Ministries

    Requests for rent/utility assistance for specific zip codes in the service area can be made by calling 214-358-8700 or 214-358-8737.

    Catholic Charities

    1421 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247
    Financial: 972-246-6055
    Refugee: 214-553-9906

    Senior Housing for Homeless

    Emergency Assistance
    Must be 55 +

    VNA Texas

    Emergency Assistance for Elderly
    1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX, 75235

    Interfaith Family Services

    Utility and Rent assistance available
    1651 Matilda Street, Dallas, TX, 75206

    The MINT Foundation

    Rental, mortgage and utility assistance

    Texas Workforce Commission

    Unemployment Benefits

    In the News | To Apply

    Wilkinson Rental Assistance


    Catholic Charities of Fort Worth

    Financial, medical and other resource recommendations

    Center for Transforming Lives 

    Emergency Rental Assistance

    City of Fort Worth Partners

    Housing, utilities, tax assistance and more

    Grand Prairie United Charities

    Financial assistance and gifts

    Tarrant Cares 

    Search for local organizations that provide assistance

    National or Statewide

    Texas Public Utility Commission has ordered that all retail electric providers must offer a deferred payment plan at the customer’s request. Retail electric providers must also suspend disconnections if the client is under the state’s low income and unemployed list. To enroll in the state’s low income and unemployed list, contact 866-454-8387 for the administrator.  To request a deferred payment plan call your electric provider for more information.

    The Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program 

    The Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program helps Texas renters pay rent and utility bills with emergency funds. Visit Texas Rent Relief or call 1-833-989-7368.

    Aunt Bertha - The Social Care Network

    Nationwide website with a searchable index of a variety of free support services, such as food banks and health care.

    Children of Restaurant Employees

    Nationwide, must provide certain documentation, depending on the assistance for which you are applying. The documentation is not in regard to citizenship status.