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Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2021 – Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) is offering assistance to Dallas County residents through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP). Mesquite residents affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for these programs online.
Funded through the CARES Act, EHAP provides short-term rental, mortgage and utility assistance to ow income Dallas county residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected by the spread of COVID-19. Residents can receive up to $1,500 per month and the length of assistance should not exceed six months. To be eligible, residents must not currently be receiving housing assistance through another entity. Applications are being processed through a lottery system. Learn more and apply at www.dallascounty.org/ehap-2021. Click here to view a flyer about the program. Haga clic aquí para ver en español.
Funded through the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, TEDP helps eligible Texas tenants, wo are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sued for eviction stay in their homes and provides Landlords with an alternative to eviction. If both, the tenant and the landlord agree to participate and meet the TEDP requirements, the TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance. Eviction lawsuits will be placed on hold ad diverted to TEDP through a special court process. To be eligible, residents must reside outside the City of Dallas but within Dallas County. Learn more and apply at www.tdhca.state.tx.us/TEDP.htm. Click here to view a flyer about the program. Haga clic aquí para ver en español.