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

Catholic Charities Dallas, Inc.

The City of Mesquite has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. to provide emergency mortgage/rental and utilities (gas, electric, internet, and water) assistance to Mesquite residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catholic Charities is processing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing the application is not a guarantee that a resident will qualify for assistance. Applications open on July 1, 2021. In order to qualify, City of Mesquite residents must:

  • Have lived within the City of Mesquite for the last 90 days (at time of application)
  • Not have received additional or concurrent housing assistance from the federal stimulus program (known as the CARES Act) through another public agency or nonprofit organization
  • Make less than 80% of the area median household income (AMI) by household size:

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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