From the Fort Worth Report:
Millions of dollars in Tarrant County are waiting to be used for rent relief.
Together, Tarrant County and the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington received a combined $63 million to give tenants and landlords for rent and utilities. Tarrant County has allocated nearly $852,000 of its $24 million available funds. The county is set to receive an additional $19 million from the federal government in the coming weeks.
Organizations like Fort Worth Housing Solutions have partnered with the city of Fort Worth to allocate funds and help applicants through the process. FWHS has also sent teams to multi-family housing to spread the word that these funds are available.
“We’ve got people to help gather the documentation or to chase down a signature from a landlord,” Housing Solutions President Mary-Margaret Lemons said. “We’re happy to help get this money into the hands of those that need it most.”
Read the Fort Worth Report's article "Cities, county double down on rent relief outreach," featuring Fort Worth Housing Solutions.