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City of Terrell Housing Department
Director: Debbie Zajac
115 N. Adelaide, Suite 305
Terrell, TX 75160
Robinson Ext. 257
Clerk: Kim Heard Ext.
Abundis Ext. 258
Voice Mail: 972-551-6600 Ext. 256
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
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,
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 email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please call Housing Dept at 972-551-6600 Ext
For emergency aid, contact:
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.
needs survey (pdf format read by Acrobat Reader)
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