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    COVID-19 ASSISTANCE OPTIONS

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    COVID Related Job Loss Eviction Assistance

    Tarrant County’s Human Services Department may be able to provide you assistance if you have been evicted or about to be evicted due to a reduction of income related to a Covid related job loss and your income is below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.  To learn if your situation is one that may qualify, contact Human Services by calling 817-531-5620,  Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m..

    Emergency Help for Fort Worth Families (Assists Renters and Homeowners with a Mortgage)

    The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department is accepting applications to help residents with housing and other household expenses resulting from COVID-19. CARES Act Funds helps residents who have suffered economically from the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020.

    Click here to download a copy of the Emergency Help for Fort Worth Families

    Tarrant County Rental Assistance Program

    If you have questions about the Tarrant County's Rental Assistance Program, please call 682-444-5300 or 682-444-5203.

    Click here for more information about Tarrant County Rental Assistance Program

    State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program - DELAYED

    The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 28th Emergency Order, delaying the implementation of the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program in counties that are not designated by OCA as pilot counties until January 1, 2021. Below are some important highlights:

    The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps Texas tenants stay in their homes and provides landlords an alternative to eviction. The TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance for eligible tenants who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been sued for eviction. Both the tenant and the landlord must agree to participate and meet the requirements in the chart below. This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

    • Assistance can be used to pay the full contracted rent that is past due (up to five months), and the remainder may be used to pay for subsequent months of assistance (up to a total of six months).
    • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump sum payments are provided to landlords for rental arrears in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases will be dismissed and made confidential from public disclosure.

    For more information on the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program Click on the links below.

    Texas Judicial Branch

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

    Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Overview

    Click here to read the 28th Emergency Order in its entirety.

    TEDP Informational Brochures

    TEDP Brochure (English)

    TEDP Brochure (Spanish)

    TEDP Brochure (Vietnamese)

    The 28th Emergency Order expires February 1, 2021.

    Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

    For questions regarding the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, please call 817-392-7540.

    https://ahomewithhope.org/

    Catholic Charities of Fort Worth

    While many community agencies may have to close their doors, Catholic Charities Fort Worth is open and still serving clients as usual while accepting new clients. Anyone seeking help should call CCFW’s main line at 817-534-0814. The agency’s friendly staff will be working to solve for limited financial assistance and long-term case management needs and will be happy to direct calls to community partners if they are unable to provide assistance for any reason.

    • Crisis Assistance: Financial assistance for rent and utilities, gift card distribution for food and basic necessities, SNAP enrollment assistance, and case management assistance (this means we offer immediate relief for this crisis, as well as holistic services to help you build financial stability - thus preparing you for any potential future crisis).
    • Transportation: Transportation for employment, medical, education, public benefits offices and quality of life trips.
    • Immigration Services: We cover all areas of family-based immigration, humanitarian relief, and citizenship services.
    • Dental Clinic: We are open for emergency needs.

    Click here to visit Catholic Charities Fort Worth for Crisis Assistance  

    Continue to check our website for updates as more information becomes available.

    Free/Low Cost Legal Assistance

    Click here to find free or low cost legal assistance

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of the source of the preceding documents, they were created from scanned images.  If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact the court at 817-884-1395.

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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