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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Online Application for Housing & Living Assistance Available for Allen, Collin County Residents

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UPDATE 9/29: Housing and living assistance grants have been expanded to help more Collin County residents impacted by COVID-19. The program has been extended to provide up to six months of assistance to impacted families. Income reduction qualifications have also been lowered from 25% to 15%. View new qualifications document.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 6/1: Collin County families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 can now apply online for housing and living assistance grants, part of the Collin CARES recovery plan that provides up to $2,500 in monthly financial assistance to each qualifying household.

Program applications opened at 8 a.m. on June 1.

The county plan provides direct financial assistance for housing, utilities, and groceries, with a maximum of four months* of eligibility. Direct payments to lenders, landlords, and utility companies may take up to a week to begin once completed applications are approved.

The funds come from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which sent more than $171 million in federal aid to Collin County in relief for family and government COVID-19 related costs incurred from March 1 through the end of the year.

Details and eligibility requirements are posted on the county’s Collin CARES webpage,, and on the City of Allen website.

*Extended to six months in September 2020.

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