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Garland City Emergency Housing Assistance Program Launched

Garland City Emergency Housing Assistance Program Launched
Garland City Emergency Housing Assistance Program Launched

GARLAND, Texas – The City of Garland and Catholic Charities of Dallas join forces to provide emergency mortgage assistance and rent to residents of this city who have been affected by the coronavirus.
Applications are being accepted and are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis by Dallas Catholic Charities.

The organizers anticipate a high demand for applications so they ask you to be patient.

Completing the application does not guarantee that residents will qualify, so it is recommended that you review all information before applying.

The requirements to qualify are:

Have lived within the city limits since March 1, 2020.

Not have received additional housing assistance from the federal stimulus program known as CARES or from another agency.

Earned less than 120 percent of the area median household income, which is as follows:

1 person household – $ 72,400

2 people – $ 82,750

3 people – $ 93,100

4 people – $ 103,450

5 people – $ 111,700

6 people – $ 120,000

7 people – $ 128,250

8 people – $ 136,550

Participants must provide documentation on the impact of COVID-19 among others:

Proof of job/income loss, temporary or permanent.

Reduction of working hours/income.

Increase in health care, child care, and home expenses directly related to COVID-19 which are attributed to insufficient rent/mortgage payments.

Copies of the following:

  • Personal identification.
  • Proof of income, if applicable (unemployment benefits, pay stubs, temporary assistance for needy families, etc.).
  • Occupancy test for all household members.

For those requesting rental assistance they must provide:

-Copy of your current lease.

-Notification of eviction for monthly rent or proof of circumstance (any documentation that can support that COVID-19 negatively affected your family).

-For those who apply for mortgage assistance they must present:

-A copy of the most recent mortgage statement.

-Get additional assistance, contact Catholic Charities, 866-223-7500, or apply online.

-Catholic Charities is authorized by the City of Garland to act as an external administrator for the financing of the CARES Act.

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