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City of Garland

City of Garland - Emergency Assistance Program
Deadline  12/1/2020
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Catholic Charities of Dallas in partnership with the City of Garland Emergency Assistance Program provides Rental & Mortgage assistance with funding from the Department of the Treasury, COVID-19 (CARES Act)  and requires the following information.  All documentation submitted is kept strictly confidential.  Submitting an application does NOT guarantee funding.

Funds are reserved once: eligibilty is established, complete supporting documentation has been submitted and verified, and a funding decision has been made. Promptly completing your application and uploading all requested documents, will expedite your application. Due to the volume of application, there is no need to call to inquire the status of your application. You will be contacted as soon as your application is approved. 

Requirements  [hide this]

DISCLAIMER: Please note that case managers have the right to request additional documents and information to determine eligibility and payment for the program.

The following requirements apply to both (mortgage/ rent assistance and/ or gas utility assistance) EAP assistance programs and your supporting documentation must be uploaded in the 'Documents' tab: 

  1. Households must show they have been directly financially impacted by COVID-19 and must have AT LEAST one of the following as proof.
    • Childcare or school closure letter
    • OR a signed letter from you stating that you are a single parent who had to leave work because of childcare/school closure (must include name of school, name of child(ren) and grade(s))
    • Letter from employer showing job loss or reduction in hours due to COVID 
    • Pre and post COVID paystubs showing reduction in hours/income
    • Pre and post COVID bank statements showing loss of income
    • Medical documents showing increased healthcare cost or inability to work during COVID due to high-risk of contracting the virus
    • Bill(s) showing increased childcare costs
    • If single parent and had to leave work due to school of childcare closure: 
  2. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Garland.
  3. Each working adult in the household (18 yrs and over) must complete a Coronavirus Impact Certification if unable to obtain a letter from employer showing job loss or reduction in hours due to COVID (Sample in Document Tab). The adult must also write a signed statement detailing their attempt to obtain an employer letter and explaining the situation of job loss or income reduction.
  4. All adult members of the household (18 yrs and over) must submit one (1) months' proof of income BEFORE (pre-March 1, 2020) & 1 month of your CURRENT INCOME being financially impacted by COVID-19. This includes complete pay stubs, Social Security/SSI, Pension, Unemployment Benefits, Retirement, Disability, etc.  Those who cannot provide documentation of income, must submit a Declaration of Income Statement (See Document Tab)
  5. Self-Employed applicants must provide documentation to show the difference of income before and after being financially impacted by COVID-19.  Documentation (Profit/Loss statement) of required business closing and pre/post COVID banking account statements fulfill this requirement.
  6. Applicants must submit their current lease agreement or most recent mortgage statement(s) and/or gas utility bills for the month(s) of assistance that is being requested.
  7. Applicants should prove their household size (ex. tax return listing all household members as dependents, SNAP Benefits letter, lease agreement with all household members listed) and identity of all household members (ex: Social Security cards, birth certificates, State ID or licenses, passports, etc.)




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Restrictions  [hide this]

The following restrictions apply to the City of Garland Emergency Assistance Program: 

  1. Assistance is available only for residents of  the City of Garland. 
  2. Initial assistance is provided for back-pay of rent/mortgage since March 1, 2020.  Only the amount of your rent/mortgage/gas will be provided for up to 6 months as funding is available. 
  3. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or mortgage lender to be credited to the account indicated in the application.  Payments will not be made to individual applicants.  
  4. Assistance is not available to residents of public housing or Section 8 voucher holders.
  5. Assistance is not available for residents already receiving CARES Act funded housing assistance
  6. 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.
  7. Applicants must make household income less than 120% of the below Area Median Income

    Household SizeHousehold Income Limit


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DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
Personal Statement Template PersonalStatementTemplate.docx 8/26/2020 12:36:12 PM DOCX
CARES Act Funding Flyer CARESActFundingGarland_English.pdf 8/26/2020 12:37:15 PM PDF
Folleto del CARES Act- Espanol CARESActFunding_Spanish.pdf 8/26/2020 12:38:07 PM PDF
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