Recovery Resources

The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to a variety of recovery programs for individuals, families and businesses. 


Garland provides housing assistance with funding authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act).  Income-eligible households impacted by COVID-19 may apply for assistance to help them stay housed during the pandemic. The program can pay up to three months of an eligible household's rent and mortgage payment, including arrears.

Garland residents who earn 80 percent or less of area median income can apply for rental or mortgage assistance through the Salvation Army. To register for this assistance, verify that your income is now less than 80 percent in the income table on this page and contact the Salvation Army at 972-272-4531 or

Participants must provide documentation of the impact of COVID-19 to their circumstances. Examples may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Proof of job/income loss, temporary or permanent
  • Reduction in work hours/income
  • Copies of the following: valid, current state ID card, driver’s license or passport (for each adult in the household). Birth Certificate for at least each minor. Proof of income, if any (including current employment check stubs, unemployment benefits, TANF, etc.).
  • Proof of occupancy for all household members

Additional documents may be needed as the applicant progresses through the process.

Dallas County Program

The Dallas County Housing and Utility Assistance program is accepting applications for county residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit  and for more information. Program Overview (pdf) - Program Overview in Spanish (pdf)


No cost medical services to Garland residents 18-years or older and affected by COVID-19 are being provided by Hope Clinic of Garland. They can be contacted at 469-800-2500 or at


  • Must be a Garland Resident
  • 18 years or older
  • Living at or below 200% of the poverty threshold
  • Without health insurance or medical assistance coverage.

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Senior Citizens

Utility assistance, food and and basic needs assistance for residents experiencing a loss due to COVID-19 are available through The Senior Source Elder Financial Safety Program by calling 214-823-5700 or by email at


  • Must be 62 years of age or older
  • Must be a Garland resident
  • Must have income below 80% of the median income for Dallas County

Domestic Violence Victims

Rental assistance and counseling services will be provided to women and children who have experienced domestic violence episodes due to the COVID-19 crisis are available through Hope’s Door New Beginning Center by calling 972-276-0057 or online at


  • Only women with children are eligible
  • Must have income at or below 80% of the area median income for Dallas County

Counseling Services

Counseling services are being provided for individuals and families that have expressed a negative impact due to COVID-19 are being provided by the Counseling Institute of Texas at 972-271-4300 or online at Counseling clients will be evaluated for additional food services based on need. food boxes are limited to counseling clients only.


  • Must be a Garland Resident
  • Must have income at or below 80% of the median income for Dallas County

Meal Delivery for Homebound Seniors and Disabled Adults

Meal delivery for homebound seniors and disabled adults who are unable to prepare their own meals and have experiences a loss due to COVID-19 is being provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas Meals on Wheels Program. They can be contacted at 214-689-2681 or online at


  • Must be a Garland Resident
  • Must be 62 or older, or disabled
  • Must have income below 80% of the median income for Dallas County

Assistance for Businesses

Information about relief programs for businesses are available on our Resources for Businesses page.

The City of Garland has partnered with the Garland Chamber of Commerce to distribute $500,000 of CARES Act funds to qualifying Garland small businesses through the CRF Business Assistance Program. For details on how to apply, visit the Chamber’s website.

Additional Services

The American Red Cross has activated a Virtual Family Assistance Center for anyone who lost a loved one due to COVID-19.

Childcare resources for essential workers available at Financial assistance also is available for essential workers needing childcare. Learn more at

If you are struggling to pay your City utility bills, please contact Utility Customer Service as soon as possible. Atmos Energy also is offering assistance resources to address natural gas bills.  

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