Homeless Assistance Program

The Planning and Community Development Department directly aids Irving residents who are currently homeless. A homeless person is someone living in a place not meant for habitation (on the street, in a car, in a park, etc.), someone living in an emergency shelter including a hotel/motel paid by a nonprofit or faith-based organization, or someone who is fleeing domestic violence.  Persons fleeing domestic violence should first contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

The City of Irving can re-house qualified homeless residents and provide short-term assistance with rent payment. Please note that this program does not provide overnight or emergency sheltering, and it can take several weeks for an eligible person to locate and be approved by a landlord for an apartment lease.

Clients or referring agencies should contact the City of Irving at (972) 721-2667. A City of Irving screener will return calls received on this line, outline required information/documents, and schedule appointments with a case manager. Homeless persons who are without phone service may visit the department offices in person for initial screening between 8am and 5pm on weekdays.  
   
Section 8 Information

The City of Irving does not currently administer Section 8 rental assistance vouchers however it does accept the vouchers, contact one of the following Housing Authorities for assistance: