Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)

As part of the Recovery Mesquite campaign, the City of Mesquite and other community partners are facilitating access to a variety of recovery programs for individuals, families and businesses through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act beginning July 13.

Housing Assistance Programs

City of Mesquite Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)

Assists qualified City of Mesquite residents who are financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If both the tenant and Landlord agree to participate and meet the requirements, the TERAP program may provide up to six months of rental assistance. Applicants must be at or below 80% of the Dallas County Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible. Please refer to the chart below. 

COVID Assistance TERAP

City of Mesquite Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP)

Helps eligible Texas tenants, who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sued for eviction stay in their homes and provides Landlords with an alternative eviction. If both, the tenant and Landlord, agree to participate and meet the TEDP requirements, the TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance. Mesquite residents who have been referred to the TEDP program can fill out the first page of the TERAP Tenant Application Form to submit their court information.

DCHHS Emergency Housing Assistance Program - 2021

Provides short-term rental, mortgage and utility assistance to low income Dallas county residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected by the spread of COVID-19.

TDHCA Texas Rent Relief Program

The first statewide rent and utility assistance program for qualifying households throughout Texas. This program has been created to administer the more than $1 billion allocated to Texas through the latest federal COVID-19 stimulus bill. TDHCA will begin accepting applications for the program on Monday, February 15th.

Sharing Life Community Outreach

Offering financial assistance with rent, mortgage or utility bills.

Jewish Family Service and Friendship-West Baptist Church

A collaborative COVID-19 relief effort. Applications are processed on a first come, first service basis. Provides rental assistance and mortgage assistance to Dallas County residents who have lived within the county since March 1, but also live outside the Dallas city limits.

CBDG - COVID-19 Funded Activites

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. Following the CARES Act, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Mesquite that it would receive $1,583,307 in  Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.

In addition to the valuable programs featured, CDBG-CV is also a proud funder of the City of Mesquite’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with emergency home repairs that threaten health and safety.

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