• The City of Dallas Rental Assistance Social Services Financial Assistance

    • Provides emergency assistance to individuals and families who have experienced a temporary financial crisis. The appointment lines are open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Rental assistance to persons at-risk of homelessness and who are low-income (below 30% of the area median income).
      • Assistance with utility bills (electric, gas and water) up to once per year (with exceptions for “blitz” events determined by funder) in an amount not to exceed $300 available for customers of Reliant Energy, TXU and ATMOS Energy. Additionally, support is administered through the Dallas Water Share.
    • Help Line Contacts and Appointments
      • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services - 214-670-8416
      • West Dallas Multipurpose Center Social Services - 214-670-6530
    • The IRS has deferred the federal tax filing deadline to July 15th. Find more information on Coronavirus tax relief here.
    • The U.S. Department of Treasury has a list of financial resources for consumers.
    • Residents can call 211 or visit www.211texas.org and give their zip code for a list of local financial and in-kind resources available in their area.
    • The Salvation Army is serving in the community by offering: drive-thru food pantries at 13 locations; educational programming for our shelters with children to continue their education; remote learning opportunities for children across the region; financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities and prescription medication; and food delivery for seniors and veterans. Income verification and other typical requirements for assistance have been suspended to serve anyone that is in need. Check here for the location nearest you.
    • Texans who believe they have encountered price gouging or disaster scams should call the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or  file a complaint online. For additional information on disaster scams, please visit our  disaster scams website.