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City of Terrell Housing Department


City of Terrell Housing Department buildingDirector: Debbie Zajac

115 N. Adelaide, Suite 305 
Terrell, TX 75160

Clerk:  Keisha Robinson Ext. 257
Clerk:  Kim Heard Ext. 280
Clerk:  Roxana Abundis Ext. 258

Voice Mail: 972-551-6600 Ext. 256
Fax: 972-551-6633
E-mail: housing@cityofterrell.org

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Housing Department is currently offer the following programs:


If you are interested in donating, volunteering, or becoming a Habitat Homeowner; please contact Dallas Habitat for Humanity at 214-678-2300.


HCV Rental Assistance


Published 5/19/2017

The City of Terrell Housing Department provides rental assistance for eligible very low income families, the elderly, and disabled persons. Under the program, resident’s portion of rent is based on 30% of their income. When the regular waiting list is closed, the Housing Department only takes applications for the following Local Preferences: Displaced due to a natural disaster or government action; or victim of domestic violence with a referral from The Family Peace Project of Kaufman County, Texas.

The waiting list closed on September 16, 2016. The re-opening of the waiting list will be posted on this web page as well as published in the local newspaper at a later date. Our office is located at 115 N. Adelaide, Suite 305, Terrell, TX 75160. Our office hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, closed 12-1pm. Current waiting period is approximately 2-3 years, and is subject to change. While the waiting list is open, you can obtain an application on the website.

If you have any questions please call 972/551-6670, Ext 256.

The following family income limits apply: (updated 5/19/17)

1 PERSON: $25,700
2 PERSONS: $29,600
3 PERSONS: $33,050
4 PERSONS: $36,700
5 PERSONS: $39,650
6 PERSONS: $42,600
7 PERSONS: $45,550
8 PERSONS: $48,450


Terrell Housing Agency HCV Report Change & Update Form This form is used to report changes in income, address, or family size for the rental assistance waiting list. It should also be used to report changes in income and family composition for families currently receiving assistance. Please email the completed scanned pdf change form to housing@cityofterrell.org.

If you have any questions, please call Housing Dept at 972-551-6600 Ext 256.


For emergency aid, contact: 

Red Cross

109 Tejas Dr Ste. #700.
Terrell, TX 75160
Monday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Red Cross is only able to provide immediate emergency needs to those affected by disasters, such as fire, flood, hurricane or tornado.


Home Needs Survey


The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is a federal program that provides funds for: 1) homeowners to rehabilitate and/or reconstruct their homes, or 2) first time homebuyers for down payment and closing cost. The survey is designed to determine the needs of individuals potentially interested in participating in this program. If your community receives HOME federal funds, you may be asked to submit an application in the near future. You must qualify and be program eligible to participate.


HOME needs survey (pdf format read by Acrobat Reader)


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