On Friday, July 24, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) announced the re-opening of its Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) for residents of Dallas County. The program provides short-term, rental, mortgage and utility assistance to Dallas County residents living outside the City of Dallas facing economic hardship in the wake of COVID-19. Assistance for EHAP is eligibility based and will be processed through a lottery system.

Pre-screening applications are being accepted online at www.dallascounty.org/ehap and will close Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 4 p.m. Applications can also be accepted by phone by calling 214-819-1968. Prescreening applications accepted by phone will be conducted Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that the submission of a pre-screening application does not guarantee eligibility or an offer of assistance. Only completed applications meeting eligibility requirements, and supported by required documentation, will be considered for assistance based on the availability of funds. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.