We work together with the All Neighbors Coalition to end homelessness in Collin and Dallas Counties.​

Dallas R.E.A.L Time Rapid Rehousing


Individuals Housed




Flex Funds Administered

The Dallas R.E.A.L. Time Rapid Rehousing Initiative, or DRTRR, aims to rehouse over 2,700 individuals experiencing homelessness. Housing Forward is administering and leading the strategy for the DRTRR program. An unprecedented amount of money has flowed through our system to house our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We leveraged federal dollars and housing vouchers from the American Rescue Plan Act and collected private funding for a total commitment of $72 million.

DRTRR rehouses our neighbors through Rapid Rehousing utilizing temporary and, in some cases, permanent subsidies. Rapid Rehousing is designed to quickly obtain housing for our neighbors, connect them with needed services, like supportive case management and job training, increase their self-sufficiency and help them stay housed.

Rapid Rehousing relies on support from our private and philanthropic community for flexible funds to ensure we can remove all barriers to housing. Housing Forward administers the Flex Fund program, which eliminates those one-time fees such as application fees, security deposits, and pet deposits so that we can end a person’s homelessness. The Flex Fund also ensures that our neighbors move into a home that has the basic furniture and household items needed to make a house a home.

Key Partners

our partners

These key partners are working together to ensure we leverage on this opportunity to reduce chronic unsheltered homelessness, as well as house families and survivors of domestic violence:

  • City of Dallas
  • City of Grand Prairie
  • City of Mesquite
  • City of Plano
  • Dallas County
  • Dallas Housing Authority

all neighbors Coalition Participants

We are grateful to the members of the All Neighbors Coalition who participate in the DRTRR program:

  • Austin Street
  • Catholic Charities
  • CitySquare
  • Family Gateway
  • Family Place
  • Harmony Community Development Corporation
  • Hope Restored Mission
  • MetroRelief
  • Salvation Army, Dallas
  • Salvation Army, McKinney
  • Shared Housing Center
  • The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
  • The Stewpot
  • Under 1 Roof
  • Wellness Center for Older Adults

Our Donors

We are grateful for the donors in the business and philanthropic community who enabled us to raise flexible private dollars to serve our neighbors:

  • Bank of America
  • Baron and Blue
  • Beck 
  • W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Constantin Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Dallas Citizens Council 
  • Dallas Foundation
  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Downtown Dallas, Inc
  • Headington Companies 
  • Hoblitzelle Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase 
  • Lyda Hill Philanthropies
  • Meadows Foundation 
  • Muse Family Foundation
  • Oncor 
  • Erle Nye 
  • Perot Foundation
  • Ryan LLC 
  • Todd Interests/The National 
  • Toyota USA Foundation
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc
  • Woods Capital  
  • Independent Financial  
  • Rainwater