Emergency Housing Assistance
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Special to The Dallas Examiner


Dallas County Health and Human Services recently announced the second re-opening of the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. The program will provide 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.

“Given that we are encouraging families to continue to stay home as much as possible right now, keeping people in their homes is especially critical,” said Dr. Philip Huang, DCHHS director. “As we continue to fight this virus, EHAP will help thousands of Dallas County families in need.”

On Thursday, the DCHHS began accepting pre-screening applications online at https://www.dallascounty.org/ehap. The pre-screening application process will remain open until a closure is announced. Eligible pre-applications will be selected on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, then processed through the ongoing lottery system.

Individuals who do not have access to the internet or are unable to access the pre-screening application online, call 214-819-1968 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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