How to Apply – Homeless Housing

Fort Worth Housing Solutions administers several programs to help homeless individuals and their families with housing.

You must be referred through the coordinated entry process administered by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC).  All persons seeking assistance must be evaluated and complete both a HUD and VI-SPDAT assessment.

Click here to learn where to go for an assessment

Here are our housing assistance programs and the community partners that make referrals:

  • Directions Home Voucher Program. Rental assistance and supportive services for up to 175 individuals and families who are chronically homeless.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing.  Rental assistance for 454 homeless individuals with disabilities and their families. Targets people with serious mental illness; chronic drug and/or alcohol abuse; HIV/AIDs.
  • Healthy Community Collaborative. Rental assistance, short term,  with supportive services for chronically homeless individuals and families with severe mental illness. Available to 200 individuals and families.
  • HUD – VASH (for veterans). The VA determines eligibility and makes referrals.  Rental assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program, case management and clinical services. Services are provided at VA Medical Centers and community-based outreach clinics. Serves 347 individuals and families.
  • Single Room Occupancy.  Housing for single individuals. Apply directly to these programs.
    • New Life Center provides housing stability for homeless persons seeking to return to the workforce. Apply at either 1628 Sixth Ave. or the Day Resource Center, 1415 E. Lancaster.
    • Samaritan House provides housing and supportive services to individuals living with homelessness and HIV/AIDs.  Apply at the property, 929 Hemphill.