IRVING (WBAP/KLIF)- The City of Irving is offering a new program to help Irving residents pay past due rent, mortgage and utilities bills. The program seeks to provide support to people in Irving who have suffered a financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city received funds from Dallas County under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas to process applications on a first-come, first-served basis.
“COVID-19 has taken a toll on our residents. We recognize the problems and are working to get this important financial assistance into the hands of Irving families in need, especially as they continue to feel the effects of the pandemic,”said Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer.
To qualify for this program, City of Irving residents must have lived in the City of Irving since March 1st, have been directly financially impacted by COVID-19 (loss of job/income; furlough; reduction in hours/pay; increased COVID-19 household expenses related to healthcare or childcare), have a total household income between 80% and 120% of the Area Median Income and have not received CARES Act housing assistance at the same time from another agency such as Dallas County or another non-profit entity.
Residents must provide the following documentation to complete an application:
· Personal identification (government ID, passport, driver’s license, green card);
· Proof of residency and occupancy (current lease agreement or mortgage statement);
· Proof of COVID-19 financial impact (letter from employer certifying job loss, furlough or reduction in hours/pay; copy of unemployment benefits; paycheck stubs; bank statements);
· Copies of past-due bills (ledger statement from landlord; mortgage statement; gas, electricity or internet bills.
For those whose household income is less than 80% of AMI, other financial relief packages are available. For more information on Irving’s emergency programs visit www.cityofirving.org/COVID-Housing