We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and we want you to know that we are here to help. We want to continue to provide each of you with a safe and well-maintained home and in order to do that rent must be paid from each of you. That being said, we know that some of you have been impacted by temporary business closures thereby impacting your financial situation. We are eager to help those of you in need and will do so on a case-by-case basis.
If you are in need of assistance please complete the form to “Request Payment plan due to COVID-19”. We ask that you complete the form in entirety, submit documentation from a supervisor, and submit documents via email or to the office. Someone will contact you regarding receipt of the documents and will attempt to work with you on a mutual beneficial plan.
We must all work together during these trying times. We pray that you all stay safe and healthy. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Government Stimulus Payment Checks of $1000 and $500: This is coming directly from the government. The information we have is that if your 2018 or 2019 taxes were filed showing less than $75,000 annual income then you will receive $1000 for each adult in your household and $500 for each child in your household. Go to https://www.irs.gov and sign up for direct deposit to receive your money faster. If you do not do this you will receive a check but it is not known when you will receive it.
Denton County Human Services Department: This department provides cash and public aid on a short-term basis to those that qualify. The conditions will be contingent upon clients obtaining employment, returning to work, participating in job training or finding support from other services or nonprofit agencies. Using government grants and funds from the public, the emergency assistance includes help with rent payments and security deposits for the homeless, financial aid for paying utility bills to prevent disconnections, and transportation to job interviews or medical appointments. The Department of Human Services will also try to offer free or low-cost food and vouchers, which can be provided as well. Struggling families can turn to the main public aid program for the very low income. This is TANF, or the temporary assistance for needy families. It is intended for poverty-stricken households with children 18 years of age and younger.
United Way of Denton County, Inc.: Help in finding resources for food and shelter in partnership with various local businesses, churches and charities. Phone: (940) 566-5851
Metrocrest Social Services, This is located at 1111 West Beltline Road, Suite 100 in Carrollton, Texas 75006 offers financial assistance for paying rent and housing expenses. You will need to apply and must qualify for services. Dial 972-446-2100
The Salvation Army, Denton Corps – Two locations operate across the county. They run a number of financial programs for clients. They also offer resources that may not necessarily pay cash aid but can offer other forms of help, such as counseling, transitional housing and more. If you have an eviction notice, some limited funding may be available. Or they have emergency money if faced with a disconnection.
The locations of the offices are:
1508 E. McKinney St., Denton, Texas 76209 940-566-3800 (also has an onsite shelter)
207 Elm Street, Lewisville, TX, 972-353-9400
The Denton, Texas branch of the Salvation Army 940-566-3800 provides a multitude of social services. Low income families may receive free emergency lodging and meals, weekly personal development programs, seasonal local services and programs, and disaster response programs. Seasonal aid in Denton includes free backpacks or supplies for school as well as Christmas toys or holiday meals. There may also be emergency financial help for paying rent, water bills, or even work costs (gasoline or clothes).
Community Services, Inc. This also runs multiple locations around the county. They are listed below. Some form of housing and utility assistance can be offered, and this non-profit can help resident apply for government grants for back rent and other costs.
Lewisville 206 Main St Monday- Thursday.
Denton 210 S. Elm STE B Monday- Thursday
401 E. 4th Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110 800-931-9929 or call 903-872-2401
Corsicana, TX 75151 940-483-9366 Denton
Interfaith Ministries: Programs focus on northern Denton County Texas. Various forms of assistance are closely coordinated with other non-profit agencies, charities and all resources are targeted toward helping clients become self-sufficient. Rental assistance is one of the services run, and the homeless can receive help paying a security deposit as well. 109 W. Sycamore, Denton, TX 76201. Call (940)565-5479
One of the keys to getting aid is that people who need help should not wait to call and ask. The sooner seeking financial help or support from Interfaith (or any agency) the better.
Diaper Depot: Free diapers or baby supplies are offered in Denton County Texas from the Diaper Depot. This program can help low-income or working families. The charity works to ensure that families, in particular single moms, have access to a healthy change of diapers.
Denton Housing Authority – The government agency provides low income housing and rental assistance to low-income families, including disabled, elderly, and handicapped. Section 8 applications and other government resources are administered. They are part of the HUD network, and offer many resources to tenants and the homeless. 1225 Wilson ST., Denton, Texas 7620. Call 940-383-1504, or more on HUD housing programs.
HOPE, Inc.: The agency can offer transitional housing with financial and life skills assistance through a counseling and case management approach. The programs and assistance can be offered for up to two years. The agency also provides life skills and budget assistance through credit and financial counselors. Clients can get community referrals, financial assistance and grants with paying rent or mortgage for up to one month. There is also housing counseling for those facing eviction or foreclosure, and other aid too. 117 West Sycamore, Denton, Texas 76201. Call (940)382-0609
Northwest Christian Community Services: This not-for-profit group offers free food, some utility assistance, commodities, new or used clothing, and household items. Program services also include the Northwest Independent School District. Literacy classes and other educational services upon request. 108 Pecan Street, Roanoke, Texas 76262. Phone (817) 491-4451
Denton County Homeless Coalition (DCHC): This is involved in organizing many housing and rent assistance programs in the community. One, ESG grants, can help pay tenant expenses ranging from electric bills to rent, or it can cover a motel voucher. Services also help immigrants, single mothers, and seniors among others avoid homelessness. More on eviction help in Denton County.
Catholic Charities: The organizations cover almost 30 counties in the region, including Denton. A wide range of services and assistance programs are offered to low families, seniors, and others. Some limited financial assistance can help pay rent, electric, and cooling bills. Other resources focus on improving an individuals credit, reducing debt, and ensuring people gain the financial education they need. Other resources can help people find a job, apply for government aid, help senior citizens, and prevent homelessness.
Christian Community Action Lewisville: A number of programs and resources are available that can provide cash grants and/or financial assistance through rent payments, mortgage, housing, and other financial assistance for paying bills. Low income families can also access a free food pantry, housing, career training, shelter and placement. FEMA funds can also be offered as available. Lewisville, TX – 75057, dial (972)436-4357
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas : While direct financial or cash aid is not paid out, they can offer help in other ways. Access free legal advice and the firm has services for persons and families that are found eligible for information. Free services are offered for low income families, but some clients may have to pay for court costs. 625 Dallas Drive, phone 940-383-1406, Denton, Texas 76205 Phone 800-955-1407.
Helpnet Of The Greater Denton Area: This not-for profit is a social service coordinating agency that partners with and runs a number of programs. They also provide a referral service for low income people who need financial assistance with paying for housing and rent, health care needs, human service, and other support groups. Denton, Texas – 76202, (940)382-1913
Modest Needs: Modest Needs is a tax-exempt charity where you can make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who're at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available. https://www.modestneeds.org/index.asp Since 2002, Modest Needs' donors have stopped the cycle of poverty for 14,603 hard-working individuals and families that conventional philanthropy otherwise had forgotten. APPLICATION: https://www.modestneeds.org/for-applicants/