• Economic Mobility

    Moving people out of poverty and into living wage employment.

  • our application portal is currently closed.

    We are not accepting new clients for 2022

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Due to an overwhelming amount of requests for emergency assistance, our application portal will be closed until January 2023.

    We are trying to serve our current clients in queue.

    Please contact 2-1-1 or Catholic Charities for information on local agencies available to provide assistance.


    If you are a City of Dallas resident, please consider applying to Dallas Rental Relief for rental assistance.


    If you need child care assistance, please apply at https://www.childcare.texas.gov/


    If you've recently applied for assistance and were notified that your request was processed, you may check the status of your payment by accessing the link below under "Current Client Payment Status".

  • emergency FINANCIAL assistance & workforce development

    The poverty rate in Dallas is the third highest in the country and considered one of its top challenges. Community Council of Greater Dallas believes access to education and employment opportunities for people with disadvantaged backgrounds is a major component to the solution, as well as providing emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, and food.


    • Emergency assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities & food
    • Case Managed Workforce Development:
      • Job placement assistance
      • Job skills training/resume development
      • Education and tuition assistance
      • Financial literacy education
      • Soft skills training

    Read more about our Workforce Development program.


    • Applicants must reside in Dallas County and meet income guidelines according to the Federal Income Guidelines (see table below)
    • Applicants will be required to provide the following documents:
      • Social Security Card
      • Utility Bill
      • Full Rental Lease
      • Benefits Support Letter such as food stamps, SSI
      • Pay Stubs for last 30 days 
      • Additional documentation may be requested
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    Do you need emergency assistance or want to become financially independent and secure? Apply here for help.


    • Dallas County residents only.
    • Adding ALL family members to your online application is beneficial to confirm eligibility in a timely manner. 
    • Be prepared to submit ALL necessary documents to support application for assistance to your assigned Community Council staff member. 
    • If you have questions, please email sdelacruz@ccadvance.org You may also call (214) 954-4241 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and ask to speak with Sandra de la Cruz.


    • Solo para residentes del condado de Dallas.
    • Agregue a TODOS los miembros de su familia a su solicitud para confirmar su elegibilidad de manera correcta.
    • Esté preparado para enviar TODOS los documentos necesarios para respaldar la solicitud de asistencia a nuestro trabajador asignado. 
    • Si tiene preguntas, por favor mande un correo electrónico a sdelacruz@ccadvance.org.

    Would you like to further your education, acquire new skills, earn a degree or certification, and receive job placement assistance?

    When you enroll in the Workforce Development program, you will be paired with a dedicated case manager and receive help with tuition, budgeting, and wrap-around services such as rent or mortgage, utilities, food, transportation, and child care.


    Here are some of the careers we can help you with:

    Accounting | Nursing | PCT | CAN | Radiology | Nuclear Medicine

    Funeral Director | Engineering Technology | CompTIA A+ | CTFL certification

    Robotics Technician | CCNA | CDL | Forklift Certification

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