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Lease Incentive Program (LIP)

The Tarrant County Lease Incentive Program (LIP) has received $750,000 in funds from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). These funds have been designated specifically for new moves, to provide assistance with security deposits, application fees, reimbursement for moving expenses, hard to house fees and hotel/motel extended stays, to Tarrant County renters outside the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. This is a limited amount of money which will be used to serve eligible Tarrant County residents. We expect these funds to go quickly so there is no guarantee of your eligibility or available funding once you apply. For more information regarding these funds please click on the FAQ’s link below. To apply and begin the process please click on this link:


Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office (TCHAO) received notification on May 10, 2021, of new Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) and funding as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). TCHAO received 85 vouchers for this new program. The populations eligible for EHV assistance are: • Homeless; • At risk of Homelessness; • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; • Recently homeless/High risk – loss of financial and supportive services which would result in a return to homelessness or having a risk of housing instability. Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) - Continuum of Care manages the Emergency Housing Vouchers through a direct referral to TCHAO. In order to apply for the EHV, potential applicants must complete the Emergency Housing Voucher Form by clicking on the Get Help link below. If you are currently on the waiting list and believe you qualify based on the above preferences, you can also apply for an EHV. If you have any questions, please call 817-509-3635.


Our mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for extremely low, very low and low income families, and to manage resources effectively. The TCHAO promotes personal, economic and social upward mobility and provides families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing. As a public service agency, TCHAO is committed to developing meaningful and lasting partnerships and providing excellent service to program applicants and participant families, as well as property owners, and the entire community.  To remain in total compliance with all Federal, State, County, and local laws, non-discrimination laws, including but not limited to all Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all rules, regulations and guidance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Wayne E. Pollard, Jr., Director

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