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Reentry Housing Options Chart (National - Reentry Policy Council)

Ex-Offender Housing Mythbusters (National Reentry Resource Center-Council of State Governments)

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit

Housing Non-Discrimination Directive to protect rights for those with criminal records (Housing and Urban Development Secretary, April 2012), and related details and links

 Rental help in Texas (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -HUD)

U.S. Department of HUD - Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

If you need help paying your mortgage, you may be eligible for assistance through a variety of programs as listed here from

Through the Making Home Affordable program, you can

  • Refinance and take advantage of lower mortgage interest rates.
  • Reduce your monthly mortgage payments.
  • Get mortgage relief if you're unemployed.
  • Get help when you owe more than your home is worth.
  • Avoid foreclosure when homeownership is no longer affordable or desirable.

You can also talk to a housing counselor to get advice on buying a home, avoiding foreclosure, or learning about reverse mortgages.  If you're considering refinancing your mortgage, learn the costs and determine if the time is right for you.  Get help with your mortgage and foreclosure questions



National VA Homeless Resource Guide  MS Word  /  PDF 

Homeless-Related Data Resources on the World Wide Web

Tarrant/Parker County Homeless Coalition
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Dallas Homeless Alliance

Texas Offender Reentry Initiative (TORI) of the Potter's House is a great Reentry and ex-offender housing resource in Dallas.

Here's a great Dallas agency called Homebase for Housing which is a housing information and referral program dedicated to preventing homelessness and improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS (and many other categories)  in Dallas County and seven surrounding Counties.  Homebase for Housing has collaborated with local AIDS Service Organizations and other housing community based organizations to develop an extensive clearinghouse of information and referrals for housing options as well as other related supportive services.

They provide:

  • One-on-one individual housing search assistance
  • Resource room available for clients with access to phone and computers
  • Access to housing search website
  • Referrals for housing and utility payments
  • Referrals to housing support agencies and financial assistance
  • Email set up, free to clients

Texas Young Lawyers Association - Tenant Rights Handbook

Texas Homeless Coalition

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Texas Tenant Rights Advisor (general information)
National Low Income Housing Coalition – Texas Partners

How to get Section 8 Housing assistance with a criminal record (Legal Action Center)




Emergency/Homeless Shelters – by Texas City



Dallas area homeless resources

 Austin Street Shelter
2929 Hickory
Tel: 214 428 4242

Dallas Life Foundation
1100 Cadiz
Tel: 214 421 1380

Family Gateway
(Family Shelter)
711 S. St. Paul
Tel: 214 741 6515 ext. 101

Promise House
224 W. Page
24HR: 214 941 8578
Youth Shelter Ages 10-17
Transitional Housing Ages 18 - 21

The Family Place
Victims of Domestic Violence
Tel: 214 941 1991

The Salvation Army
5302 Harry Hines Blvd.
Tel: 214 424 7000

Union Gospel
3211 Irving Blvd.
Men: 214 637 6117
Women & Children: 214 638 2988

YMCA Casa Shelter 24HR
Tel: 214 358 4504
Youth Shelter Ages 10-17

Dallas Life Foundation

The Bridge – Dallas Multi-Agency Coalition Shelter

Austin Street Shelter (Dallas)



Texas Dept. of Housing/Community Affairs  - Clearinghouse for Affordable Housing Vacancies

Subsidized Housing Options In Tarrant County (pdf)

Affordable Tarrant County Housing Options (pdf)

State-wide Texas Affordable Housing Information (pdf)