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, Texas.

The waiting list closed on September 16, 2016. The re-opening of the waiting list will be posted on this webpage 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. The 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 7/1/2019)

1 person: $29,100
2 persons: $33,250
3 persons: $37,400
4 persons: $41,550
5 persons: $44,900
6 persons: $48,200
7 persons: $51,550
8 persons: $54,850

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

For emergency aid, contact:

Dallas Area Red Cross (covers Kaufman County)
4800 Harry Hines Blvd,
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone – 214-678-4800
Visit website.

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