Homeowner Resources

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.

Foreclosure prevention:

Tarrant County Housing Partnership

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.

Was your home in foreclosure in 2009-2010?

If so, and if you believe that foreclosure errors cost you money, you may be eligible for a free, independent review of your situation. Contact info@tchp.net or download a foreclosure review flyer to learn more.

Financial literacy:

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®

Homebuyer financial assistance:

Tarrant County Housing Partnership
Down payment/closing cost assistance is available for qualified buyers in designated communities.

Assistance for disabled homeowners/homeowners with disabled household members:

Easter Seals
Assists children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

United States Access Board
An agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

REACH
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.

Weatherization (heating and cooling) programs:

City of Fort Worth's "Beat the Heat" program
City of Grand Prairie
Tips and resources, including assistance that provides fans, air conditioning units and utility bills, that can help you stay cool when the temperature soars.

City of Fort Worth's weatherization program
weather or summer’s heat.

Energy efficiency:
Consumer information from the U.S. Department of Energy

Utility Concierge

Fire prevention:

City of Fort Worth smoke detector information
City of Arlington smoke detector information
Fire prevention tips from the U.S. Fire Department

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
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 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.

City of Arlington Eviction/Homeless Program
Provides federally-funded assistance to homeless people and those who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless.

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.

Domestic violence:

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.

Employment assistance:

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.

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.