The following is a quick overview of housing-related programs and other resources our clients find helpful. If you can’t find the answers you need below, dial 2-1-1* or contact Tarrant County Housing Partnership at 817.924.5091.
Free education, resources and advocacy offered free of charge on an individual basis to any troubled homeowner, regardless of income, state of delinquency, county of residence, or which company owns your mortgage.
Mortgage Assistance Center
Mortgage assistance and foreclosure prevention for Chase mortgage holders.
Tarrant County Housing Partnership
Free budgeting/credit classes and other education programs that benefit homebuyers both new and experienced. Classes are available in English and in Spanish.
Wells Fargo Hands on Banking®
Online financial education program offering information, tools, and skills in an easy-to-understand, entertaining format. Topics include budgeting, bank services, responsible use of credit, buying a home, investing, starting and managing a small business, and much more. Information en español is available through El futuro en tus manos®
Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association (HREBA)
Through Outreach Programs provide the Minority Community quality home buying and financial education plus neighborhood revitalization. Empower the members through diversity and cultural education to better serve this Community.
Homebuyer financial assistance:
Arlington Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC)
The Arlington Housing Finance Corporation’s Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program is a federal income tax credit designed to assist persons to become homeowners.
Tarrant County Housing Partnership
Down payment/closing cost assistance is available for qualified buyers in designated communities.
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC)
TSAHC's home down payment assistance programs address the housing needs of low-income and underserved communities.
Assistance for disabled homeowners/homeowners with disabled household members:
Assists children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
United States Access Board
An agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
A local organization providing services for people with disabilities.
Rent assistance, weatherization, utilities, senior services and other assistance:
The City of Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged individuals, families and the elderly.
The City of Fort Worth's Priority Repairs, helps income-eligible Fort Worth homeowners in need of emergency or mechanical system home repairs with up to $5,000 in repair work.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program helps income qualified homeowners repair and or remodel their homes. Applicants must own and reside in the home to be repaired, and the home must be within the City limits of Arlington. For qualified homeowners, the City will fund 100% of the eligible repairs up to $24,500.
Rent assistance/Tenant-landlord disputes:
Texas Tenant Advisor
A general information resource for Texans who rent.
Apartment Association of Tarrant County
A general information resource for Tarrant County residents who rent.
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Free legal services to residents of more than 100 Texas counties.
Arlington Housing Authority
Provides rental assistance to eligible low income persons, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Fort Worth Housing Authority
Offers an array of programs for families in crisis/low income families, including subsidized rental housing.
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Program
This office administers the Housing Choice Voucher and other housing assistance programs, such as utility, rent and mortgage assistance for residents in Tarrant County (outside the city limits of Fort Worth and Arlington).
Emergency clothing, food and healthcare assistance:
www.tarrantcares.org is a one-stop shop of local resources for Tarrant County residents who are experiencing difficulty.
Texas Department of Health and Human Services
Food stamps, Medicaid and other assistance
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex
Food, clothing, medical and transportation services, as well as other programs.
Meals on Wheels Tarrant County
Meal delivery for homebound elderly and disabled persons.
Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE)
Provides food, clothing, toiletries, household goods, financial assistance, and information/referrals for people and families in crisis, as well as supplemental foods for seniors and the disabled.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Fort Worth Affiliate
General information and resources for breast cancer patients.
Services for the homeless:
City of Fort Worth Homeless Resources
Housing options and resources for individuals or families in crisis.
Presbyterian Night Shelter
Provides meals, beds, and basic care for homeless adults and children.
Arlington Life Shelter
Short and long-term meals and encouragement for homeless adults and children.
Day Resource Center
Fort Worth-based case management, storage, mail, phone, laundry, shower facilities for the homeless or people living in transition.
Community Enrichment Center
The CEC is a faith-based non-profit serving Tarrant County families in crisis by providing the resources, tools and encouragement these families need to improve their lives and become self-sufficient.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
A 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.
The Women's Center of Tarrant County
Provides counseling for sexual assault victims and employment counseling.
Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
Offers job training for people with disadvantages and disabilities.
Texas Workforce Solutions
Offers an array of job training and job search solutions as well as other assistance.
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Job Fair Calendar (Updated Daily)
The Women's Center at Tarrant County
Job training, employment assistance, counseling, domestic violence services
Tax assistance : Every year, taxpayers with middle and low incomes miss out on thousands of dollars of credit that could put money back in their pockets (via the government's Earned Income Tax Credit). You can access free EITC assistance at centers sponsored by United Way of Tarrant County and the City of Arlington. Learn more about how you can get free EITC help.
*Don't know where to turn? Call 2-1-1.
This service provides free, confidential assistance for Texans experiencing issues with housing, hunger, health and more. Dial 2-1-1 from any location within Texas.