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City of Irving Emergency Rental Assistance Program (2021)
CLOSED  Deadline  8/26/2022
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Description  [hide this]

The City of Irving Emergency Rental Assistance Program currently is not taking any new applications. At this time, the portal is currently paused as of 08/26/2022 for new applications submission. We will continue to process applications that have been submitted prior in accordance with Emergency Rental Assistance program (ERA) prioritization requirements as long as funding is available. Submitted applications will continue being assigned to staff for processing according to priority and order of submission. Please note, submission of an application does not guarantee that the application will be funded.

The City of Irving is offering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Irving residents who need financial assistance with rent, utilities or both. (Note: this program is NOT available to support those with mortgages). Eligible applicants - those with Household Income at or below 80% AMI - can receive up to 12 months' of support of past-due rent and/or utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. 

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Requirements  [hide this]

To qualify for the Irving Emergency Rental Assistance Program, applicants must demonstrate that:

  1. One or more individuals in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardships due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak;
  2. One or more individuals in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  3. The household has a household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI); priority is given to applicants below 50% AMI or to households with one or more members that have been unemployed for at least 90 days. In reviewing applications for financial to eligible households, the program shall prioritize consideration of the applications of an eligible household that satisfies any of the previous conditions.


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Applicants will be required to attest in writing the impact COVID-19 has had on their financial situation. In addition, applicants will be required to provide documentation related to:

  • Annual or monthly income (IRS Form 1040; pay stubs; W-2s or wage statements; bank statements; Social Security/SSI/disability payments)
  • Unemployment status, if applicable (unemployment benefits letter; letter from employer)
  • Increase in COVID-related expenses, if applicable (medical bills, etc.)
  • Proof of occupancy in rental unit (copy of lease; landlord attestation)
  • Evidence of past-due rent and utilities expenses (current ledger statement; copies of bills)
  • Proof of housing instability, if applicable (past-due notices; eviction notice; court documents)
  • Proof of household size (IRS tax return listing all household members as dependents; SNAP benefits letter; lease agreement with all household members listed) and identification for all household members (Social Security cards; birth certificates; State IDs or drivers' licenses; student IDs; passports; etc.)

Restrictions  [hide this]

The following restrictions apply to the Irving Emergency Rental Assistance Program

  1. Assistance is available only for residents of the City of Irving and only for those who rent a residential unit (this program does not provide support for mortgages). 
  2. Assistance is initially provided for past-due rent and/or utilities dating back to March 13, 2020; some support is available for current and future rent. 
  3. Payments will be made directly to the landlord and/or utility provider to be credited to the account indicated in the application.  Payments will not be made to individual applicants.  
  4. Assistance is not available to families living in units owned by immediate family members. Immediate family ties include (whether by blood, marriage or adoption) the spouse, parent (including a stepparent), child (including a stepchild), brother, sister (including a stepbrother or stepsister), grandparent, grandchild, and in-laws


Please read the following information carefully. You will be asked to confirm that you have read and understand:

  • The timeline from application submittal to funding is approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Submitting an application does NOT guarantee assistance will be provided.
  • Applicants must submit all required documents and information that are required by the federal government and local agencies under the terms of this program.
  • Caseworkers will contact you to obtain additional information and/or documents needed to verify your eligibility; you must respond in order to prove eligibility and receive assistance.
  • You will be given a 7-day timeframe to provide additional information and/or documents.
  • If you do not respond to emails and phone calls from the caseworker managing your application, your application may be denied.

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Appeals Process - City of Irving AppealsProcedures-CityofIrving.pdf 3/17/2021 10:29:12 AM PDF
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