Catholic Charities of Dallas
City of Mesquite

City of Mesquite - Resident Assistance Program
Deadline  11/1/2020
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Catholic Charities of Dallas, in partnership with the City of Mesquite - Resident Assistance Program, provides Rental/Mortgage and Utilities 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]

The following requirements apply to both mortgage/ rent assistance and/ or utility assistance within the Resident Assistance Program 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 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 or childcare closure: 
  2. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Mesquite for at least the last 90 days (at time of application).
  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 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.)


City of Mesquite Zip Codes

75149
75150
75180
75181
75182
75185
75187

 


Restrictions  [hide this]

The following restrictions apply to the City of Mesquite - Resident Assistance Program

  1. Assistance is available only for residents of the City of Mesquite who have lived in Mesquite for at least 90 days (at time of application).
  2. Initial assistance is provided for past-due and currently due rent/mortgage and utilities dating back to March 1, 2020. Only the amount of your past-due and currently due rent/mortgage and/or utilities can be provided - up to $1,500 per month for a max of 6 months - as funding is available. 
  3. Payments will be made directly to the landlord/mortgage lender and/or utility provider 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 currently 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 step-parent), child (including a stepchild), brother, sister (including a stepbrother or stepsister), grandparent, grandchild, and in-laws.
  7. Applicants must verify household income below 80% of the below Area Median Income

    Household Size

    Household Limit 80% AMI

     

    1-Person$48,300
    2-Person$55,200
    3-Person$62,100
    4-Person $68,950
    5-Person $74,500
    6-Person $80,000
    7-Person $85,500
    8+-Person $91,050

     


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