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Emergency Household Assistance Program – CARES Act

The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department is accepting applications for several programs designed to assist residents with housing and other household expenses resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Available funding programs include:


Applications for the Coronavirus Relief Fund and Community Services Block Grant programs are being accepted online.

Before you begin, please read the following carefully:


  • This assistance is for individuals or households who are experiencing a financial crisis due to the COVID-19 event.
  • You must be a legal resident of the USA to receive this assistance. If you are not, you may apply at fortworthtexas.gov/cap.
  • You must be a resident of Fort Worth.
  • To apply, you will need to upload documents. Please review eligibility requirements and a documents checklist to ensure you have what you need.
  • When uploading documents, please do not encrypt them, or use special characters such as *&%$ etc. The name of the document should be simple, such as income or ID card.
  • If you are applying for rent assistance, please have your landlord complete this form.

Watch this video for instructions

Emergency Household Assistance Application


COVID-19 Relief Funding Recommendations

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has awarded the City of Fort Worth more than $6.8 million to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds may be used for a variety of emergency and support services for low- and moderate-income residents. All funds must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.

The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department will oversee allocation of these relief funds. The city’s Community Development Council has adopted the following recommendations, and the city is seeking public comment prior to presentation to the City Council. Funding recommendations include:

It is recommended that the total $2,202,959 ESG-CV amount be allocated as follows:

  • Rapid Rehousing Programs: $457,664
    These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to agencies that provide rapid rehousing assistance and accompanying services to homeless persons living in shelters or on the streets.
  • Administration: $220,295
    Costs of planning for, administering, reporting on and monitoring all activities paid for with ESG-CV funds.
  • Direct Awards to Public Service Agencies: $1,525,000
    Contracts are recommended for the following agencies and programs in the following amounts:

Table 2: ESG-CV Agencies

Agency Program Amount
Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County Shelter operations/services $230,000
True Worth Place Day shelter operations/services $120,000
The Salvation Army Emergency shelter operations $75,000
SafeHaven of Tarrant County Rapid re-housing $75,000
Day Resource Center Rapid re-housing $375,000
Presbyterian Night Shelter Rapid re-housing $300,000
The Salvation Army Rapid re-housing $325,000
TOTAL ESG-CV CONTRACTS $1,525,000

All figures have been rounded to the nearest dollar for presentation purposes. These programs are available in all Fort Worth City Council Districts. Qualified nonprofit and social service agencies are encouraged to submit Requests for Proposals by Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Download the RFP instructions. For questions, contact Sharon Burkley in Neighborhood Services.

Other CARES Act funding for housing will be made available through partner agencies in June. These funding opportunities include: