After the storm: Resources for West Dallas neighbors

By Keri Mitchell - February 22, 2021

West Dallas

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Sign up for Dallas Free Press’ text messages in English and Spanish to be notified of more resources, information and West Dallas community news following the winter storm.

Refer to our West Dallas Resource Map for additional, ongoing resources:

Plumbing and home repairs

The City of Dallas is providing emergency home repair funds of up to $10,000 per household, both rebates for homeowners who already hired licensed contractors to repaid damages and grants for households who have a family income of 80% or less of the area’s median income. To apply, visit this website, call 214.670.3644 or email hipp@dallascityhall.com.

Up to $10,000 for repair, reconstruction or replacement work on homes damaged in the storms is available through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. Funds are limited to households who have a family income of 80% or less of the area’s median income, and the home must be in the name of the person applying. To apply, contact James McGee of Southern Dallas Progress CDC, JMcGee@SouthernDallasProgress.com or 469-371-5487.

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand is offering assistance with home repairs. Fill out this form with your needs.

Catholic Charities of Dallas are providing assistance with short-term hotel stays, home repairs and immediate needs via this form.

Not My Son has a form to complete for those who need a hotel room or supplies.

Damage assessment

The city, county, state and federal government are trying to assess damage from the winter storm to determine resources needed for families and communities.

City of Dallas residents and business owners who sustained winter storm damage may apply for assistance by registering atDisasterAssistance.govor calling1.800.621.3362or1.800.462.7585.

Use this form to report all property damage toTexas Division of Emergency Management so Texas residents can get needed disaster relief fromFEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.

If you’ve experienced property damage from frozen pipes or other issues, the Texas Department of Insurance has resources to help file a claim, avoid fraud, and report price gouging. Find more informationhere.

General resources

Anyone needing help paying for rent or utilities going back to March 2020 can apply online for funds with the Texas Rent Relief Program or call 1.833.9TX.RENT (1.833.989.7368).

City of Dallas announcements and resources are here.

Help the cause

These West Dallas nonprofits are assisting residents with basic needs, shelter and repairs following the storm.

Donate to Brother Bill’s Helping Hand: Groceries and repair assistance

Donate to Hunger Busters: Food boxes and meals

Donate to Mercy Street: Warming center

Donate to Voice of Hope: Emergency grant fund, local restaurant and grocery store gift cards

Donate to Wesley-Rankin Community Center: Food, water, blankets and general needs

Did we miss something? Let us know if you are offering a service to West Dallas residents or are a West Dallas resident in need of services. Email keri@dallasfreepress.com or call 469.290.4553.


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