On January 14, 2019, the Arlington Housing Authority began accepting pre-screening assessment forms for Eviction Prevention, and will continue until funds are depleted.  Due to depleted funding, on May 10, 2019, the Arlington Housing Authority temporarily suspended accepting applications for this program.

Arlington residents at risk of homelessness can apply for assistance through the City’s Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) which is a state funded initiative used in Arlington to help the homeless and those in imminent danger of becoming homeless. The City utilizes the funding 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 since 2010.

The funds are primarily utilized for Arlington renters who are in imminent danger of being evicted from their rental unit and, without financial assistance, would become homeless. For persons already experiencing homelessness, funds will be used to help them re-enter stable rental housing by assisting with payment of the security deposit and first month’s rent. The City anticipates that it will serve approximately 60 families annually from January – August, or until funding is depleted.
 

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.