Emergency Housing Assistance Program

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Have you been impacted by COVID-19 and have not been able to pay your household bills?


Cedar Hill residents who are negatively economically affected (loss/reduction of income) by the Coronavirus pandemic may qualify for financial assistance through Dallas County's Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP). This program will continue to provide financial assistance for rent/mortgage, electricity, gas, and water bills. Maximum assistance through this program is $1,500 per month for up to six months. Residents must have a household income that does not exceed 80% of the area median income. Residents who previously received housing assistance through Dallas County EHAP, may re-apply for assistance through this program for up to the six month maximum time period.

The pre-screening application, frequently asked questions, and other information can be found at https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/ehap-2021.php.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is accepting pre-applications in English and Spanish online and via phone at 214.819.1968, Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM.

Eligibility Requirements

Below are the eligibility requirements for this program:
  • Applicant cannot currently be receiving assistance through another entity.
  • Applicant must reside in Dallas County, but outside of the City of Dallas (verified by zip code).
  • Applicant must have suffered an economic impact on or after April 1st. Economic impact is defined as "job loss" or "reduction in income" resulting in non-payment of rental or mortgage payment.
  • Applicant household income must fall within the Area Median Income (see below chart).

Area Median Income

FY 2020 Income Limit Area
Median Family Income
FY 2020 Income Limit Category
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
8 people
Dallas, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
$86,200
80% Income Limits
$48,300
$55,200
$62,100
$68,950
$74,500
$80,000
$85,500
$91,050