• poverty alleviation

    Moving families forward, leaving poverty behind.

    Funding supports projects that lessen poverty in communities. While addressing the needs of low-income individuals. We strive to provide services and activities that address employment, education and better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services, and/or health.

    Three Major Poverty Alleviation Goals

    • Individuals and families are stable and achieve economic security
    • People live healthy lives with economic opportunity to increase self-sufficiency
    • People are engaged and active in building opportunities in community-ownership and pride in their communities. 

    Services Offered

    • Emergency Assistance
    • Job Placement Assistance
    • Job Skills Training/Resume Development
    • Education Assistance
    • Case Management
    • Financial Literacy Education
    • Soft Skills Training

    Eligibility Determination

    • Applicants must be a Dallas County Resident
    • Must meet income guidelines according to the Federal Income Guidelines (please reference 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

    Please note: Depending on the funding, some assistance may be limited or unavailable.

    Special Announcement

    Other than referrals from partner agencies, Community Council of Greater Dallas is not accepting new clients for Emergency Services (rental and utility assistance) at the moment. We will continue to accept clients for DAAA services.

    We are experiencing longer than anticipated processing times and will be resuming normal business on 9/21/2020.

    Thank you for your understanding. If you need rental assistance, please go to https://unitedwaydallas.org/rental-assistance/

    Please continue to check back for application status.