The City of Irving is set to transition to the standard federal Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program on October 1, potentially affecting residents who rely on rental assistance. This program offers aid to eligible households with incomes below 30% of the regional median income.
Irving had been receiving additional rental assistance funds through a special COVID ESG program. However, this program expired on September 30. With the transition to the standard ESG program, there are notable changes, especially in applicant eligibility criteria.
Residents seeking rental assistance must adhere to the updated regulations outlined under the standard ESG program. To qualify for aid, applicants are required to meet specific eligibility requirements and submit all necessary documentation. It's important to note that assistance availability will be contingent on the funding allocated to the program.
Irving residents who rely on rental assistance are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new guidelines and ensure that they fulfill the necessary criteria for continued support.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Must live in the city of Irving
- Must be at risk of homelessness
- Must not be more than two months behind on rent
- Household income must be at or below 30% of the area median income
- Residence must be at or below the current Fair Market Rent amount (including utilities)
To ensure a timely application process, applicants should have their documents ready to upload when starting the application. Additional documents may be needed after assessment of the application.
Minimum Required Documentation to Apply
- Proof of household members
- Proof of income
- Valid identification for those 18 and older
- Head(s) of household must be a legal resident or U.S. citizen
- Birth certificates for all minors 17 and younger
- Documentation of a recent economic hardship
- Copy of current lease
- Late or eviction notice for monthly rent
To apply online, visit CityofIrving.org/HousingApplications.