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

Landlord Engagement

Calling all Landlords and Property Owners! Housing Forward has a Landlord Incentive Program which is designed to make units available to rent to prescreened tenants, in eligible programs, by removing financial barriers. Housing Forward wants to work with you to secure units you have available for our unhoused neighbors. When you participate in the program you will receive the incentives listed below and be a part of the solution to ending homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties.

Rapid Rehousing and permanent housing subsidy programs serve households no longer housed or in need of rental assistance because of financial hardships caused by societal and economic factors, including COVID-19. Participating households come with individualized, wrap-around supportive services with the sole focus of fostering positive landlord and tenant relations and long-term housing stability.

336 Participating Properties

Landlord Incentives:

Additional Benefits

  • $1,000 Landlord Bonus to accelerate the lease up process and remove barriers to lease signing.
  • Unit Hold Fee: Nonrefundable deposit of up to $500 for units coming available within 30 – 60 days.
  • Reducing economic risk for participation in rental assistance programs through guaranteed rent for a 12-month lease term under rapid rehousing programs.
  • Access to a risk fee and mitigation funds.
  • Accelerating unit-turnover timeline with up-front financial assistance. 
  • Eliminating vacancies and advertising costs with our steady stream of ready-to-rent tenants.
  • Leaning on professional support staff dedicated to landlords participating in the Landlord Incentive Program to resolve any issues that may arise with tenants.
  • On-call support from a Landlord Liaison.
  • Participating households are receiving supportive services with the sole focus of fostering long-term housing stability.

Need More Information?

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please fill out this inquiry form and a Housing Forward staff member will connect with you. 

Contact Us!

Luis Acuña-Pilgrim
Director of Housing Initiatives


Marsha Jackson
Manager of Landlord Engagement


Tyress L. Williams
Housing Locator


Kela Welch
Housing Locator


Participating Properties and Partners

These properties and partners are working with our Landlord Engagement team to secure units for our unhoused neighbors:

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

Testimony from a Property Owner

"There is nothing wrong with taking the voucher. These tenants are the same as the folks without a voucher. The people who have the voucher are more inclined to follow the rules than other folks because they are in the program. They also have additional support from case managers, so they have job location support and other support to be successful. These tenants have brought stability to the communities they live in."

- Marques Dragan, Property Owner who works with R.E.A.L. Time Rehousing neighbors​


What is the difference between Rapid Rehousing (RRH) and Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV)?

Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program is guaranteed rent for a 12 month lease whereas with an Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) rental assistance is ongoing as long as the client qualifies.

When will I get my first payment after the client moves in?

For clients in the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program Dallas Housing Authority will send checks on the 1st and 15th of every month. For clients in the Emergency Housing Voucher program, the landlord will receive payment directly from the case managers organization.

Who inspects the unit?
  • For Rapid Rehousing (RRH): the case manager inspects the unit
  • For Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV): the housing authority inspects the unit for all vouchers participants
Who do I speak with if I have issues with a tenant regarding lease violations?

You can speak with the client’s case manager or Housing Forward’s Landlord Engagement team.

Can we set up direct deposit for rental payment?

Direct deposit is not available at this time.

Is the tenant required to pay a portion of the rent for the programs?

We have two forms of Rapid Rehousing. R.E.A.L. Time Rehousing and All Neighbors Coalition Rapid Rehousing (RRH)

  • For R.E.A.L. Time Rehousing, if the client has an income, he/she would be required to pay 30% of their gross income.
    • If the client has no income, DHA will pay 100% of the rent for the 12 months.
  • For All Neighbors Coalition RRH (housing provider provides the rent assistance), there are two models they follow:
    • For months 1-3: the housing provider will pay 100% of the rent
      • Month 4-6: the housing provider will pay 75% of the rent and the client will pay 25%
      • Months 7-9: the housing provider will pay 50% and the client will pay 50%
      • Months 10-12: the housing provider pays 25% and the client pays 75%
    • OR some agencies choose to follow this model:
      • If the client has no income, the housing provider will pay 100% of the rent.
      • If the client has income, they are required to pay 30% of their adjusted gross income.
Is the lease in the tenant’s name or the agency/DHA?

The lease agreement is in the name of the neighbor residing there.