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The Chocolate MINT Foundation

City of Dallas CARES Rental assistance program (Phase 4)
CLOSED  Deadline  10/7/2021
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Description  [hide this]

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The Chocolate MINT Foundation City of DALLAS emergency Assistance Program provides RENTAL and UTILITY ASSISTANCE fundingto City of Dallas residents only.   All documentation submitted is kept strictly confidential.  Submitting an application does NOT guarantee funding.

Funds are expected to be available through October 31, 2021 Submission of your application(s) is NOT a reservation of funds. Funds are reserved once eligibilty is established, complete supporting documentation has been submitted and verified, and a funding decision has been made. Promptly responding to questions and supplying requested documents, will expedite your application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Requirements  [hide this]

The following requirements apply to financial  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. 
  2. Applicants must be a resident of City of Dallas
  3. Each adult in the household (18 yrs and over) must submit proof of income documentation - paystubs etc. - upload on 'Documents' tab.  Those who cannot, must submit a signed Letter of Explanation located in the 'Documents' tab.  
  4. All adult members of the household (18 yrs and over) must submit one (1) months' proof of income BEFORE (pre-March 1, 2020) & AFTER (post-March 16, 2020) 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 signed Letter of Explanation, located in the 'Documents' tab.
  5. Self-Employed applicants must provide documentation to show the difference of income before and after being finally impacted by COVID-19.  Documentation of required business closing and pre-post COVID banking account statements fulfill this requirement.
  6. Proof of current enrollment for household adults (18 yrs and over) who are full time High School or College students must be submitted.  Does not apply to the Head of Household. 
  7. If applying for Utility Assistance, applicants must submit the utility bill(s) for the month(s) assistance is being requested.  
  8. If applying for Rental or Mortgage Assistance, applicants must submit their lease agreement or most recent mortage statement(s) for the month(s) assistance is being requested. 
  9.  Applicants will be assigned a case worker to assure housing is stabilzed and provide additional resources as needed. 

Restrictions  [hide this]

The following restrictions apply : 

  1. Assistance is available City of Dallas Residents  only.
  2. Depending on eligibility, assistance  may be provided for up to twelve (12) months.  Only the amount of your rent/mortgage, utility bills, up to $1,500/month will be provided.  
  3. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or utility company to be credited to the account indicated in the application.  Payments will not be made to the applicant.  
  4. Assistance is not available to residents of public housing or Section 8 voucher holders.
  5. 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 inlaws.

Forms Library   [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
W9 Form to be completed by landlord W9FormBlank.pdf 7/14/2021 10:25:43 AM PDF
TERAP Landlord Certification TERAP-LandlordFormCert.doc 7/14/2021 12:38:39 PM DOC
TERAP Tenant Certification TERAP-Tenant-Cert1.docx 7/14/2021 12:38:58 PM DOCX
Income Declaration of Self-Employment Income Income-DeclarationofSelf-EmploymentIncome.pdf 7/14/2021 12:39:14 PM PDF
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