Community Enhancement


Collin CARES Economic Recovery & Assistance Programs

Eligible Collin County residents may qualify for rent/mortgage, utility and food assistance through the Collin CARES Assistance Program administered through local non-profit organizations. Applications were made available at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1.

Who can apply?

Minimum qualifications for applicants include:
  1. Being a resident of Collin County, excluding those located in the City of Dallas as they have received their own funding
  2. Having experienced a 25% or more reduction in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic on or after March 1, 2020. 
  3. Maintaining $20,000 or less in non-retirement assets
  4. Having a documented income which does not exceed 200% of Area Median Income (AMI) as outlined below.
 Members of Household 200% Area Median Income 
1 person $120,800
2 people $138,000
3 people $155,200
4 people $172,400
5 people $186,200
6 people $200,000
7 people $213,800
8 people $277,600 

Collin CARES Help Desk

Available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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