COVID-19 RELIEF: HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

The following is information about rental, mortgage, and utility assistance programs available to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Housing
Assistance Program (EHAP)

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The Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) provides short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to low income Dallas County residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected (loss-reduction of income) by the spread of COVID-19.

EHAP will continue for 90 days into the new year. To learn more about the program:

Eligibility for EHAP:

  • Must reside outside the city of Dallas but within Dallas County;
  • Currently not receiving housing assistance through another entity;
  • Household income is less than 80% of AMI; and
  • Must have suffered an economic impact due to COVID-19.

DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
214-819-1968
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CT)


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affair’s Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP)

The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps eligible Texas tenants, who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who have been sued for eviction, stay in their homes and provides landlords with an alternative to eviction. If both the tenant and landlord agree to participate in the TEDP and meet the requirements in the chart below, the TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance. This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

  • Assistance can be used to pay the full contracted rent that is past due (up to five months), and the remainder may be used to pay for subsequent months of assistance (up to a total of six months).
  • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump-sum payments are provided to landlords for rental arrears in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases will be dismissed and made confidential from public disclosure.

Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)

Starting in 2021, Dallas County will be participating in the TERAP. Households may contact our HHS team (214.819.1968, EHAP_DCHHS@dallascounty.org) for more information about how they can apply through Dallas County for assistance.


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Health and Human Services Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Website and Announces Mass Vaccination Site

This post has been updated on January 15, 2021 to include the FAQ for the Fair Park COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site and DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline (see below).

Today, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) opened up a COVID-19 vaccination registration and pre-screening site for Dallas County residents in phase 1A or 1B, as outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). While vaccine supply is extremely limited, DCHHS anticipates receiving additional supply in the coming weeks and months. The registration website is for vaccination eligibility only at DCHHS, and not for all providers within Dallas County.

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2020 Councilmember District 2 Runoff Election Dates and Voting Locations

November 3, 2020 General Election Results

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

Official Election Results

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 Early Votes Election Day Votes Vote Totals
Don McBurnett 885 85 970
Hector Sifuentes 802 159 962*
Misty Bain 894 119 1,014*
       

*Provisional vote

Runoff Election Announced

A runoff election between candidates Don McBurnett (incumbent) and Misty Bains has been scheduled with early voting set to begin Monday, November 23rd and continue to December 4th. Election day will be Tuesday, December 8th.

Early Voting Dates Hours
November 23rd – November 25th
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 28th
(Saturday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 29th
(Sunday)
1 PM to 6 PM
November 30th – December 2nd
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
December 3rd – December 4th
(Thursday and Friday)
7 AM to 7 PM
Election DayHours
Tuesday, December 8th 7 AM – 7 PM

Polling Places

(click the link for address and directions)

ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ARISE CHURCH

BRANDENBURG INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

BYRD MIDDLE SCHOOL

CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL

DANIEL SR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

DUNCANVILLE’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

DUNCANVILLE HS PERFORMANCE HALL

DUNCANVILLE LIBRARY

FAIRMEADOWS ELEM SCHOOLREED MIDDLE SCHOOL

City of Duncanville Wastewater System Smoke Testing in September

The City of Duncanville has contracted with BURGESS & NIPLE of Austin, Texas to perform a Smoke Test Survey in portions of Duncanville’s waste water system. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines, which are primarily located in backyard easements, but may be located in streets. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke that you may see coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is harmless, has little odor and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult a licensed plumber. In any event, if the harmless smoke can enter through faulty plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to enter your home or business. Should smoke enter your home or business, please contact a member of the smoke testing crew, who can check the sewer lines around your home or business to help determine the source of the smoke.

To prevent smoke from entering your home or business, make sure that all drain traps (also called “U Joints” or “P Traps”) in your home are filled with water by pouring water in the drain. A filled drain trap will keep smoke out of your home or business. Make sure air conditioning units run within several hours of the testing to ensure that the condensation drain trap is filled with water.

Work crews from BURGESS & NIPLE will be conducting the sewer inspections over the next few days. Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements on your property. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements for the sewer lines and manholes. BURGESS & NIPLE personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. Homeowners do not need to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home or business.

Photographs will be made of leaks occurring in the system. We anticipate the smoke testing will require a few hours in your area. Your cooperation will be appreciated. The information gained from this testing is being used to improve the quality of your wastewater collection system.

If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact:

The City of Duncanville 972-780-4900

BURGESS & NIPLE, Inc. – Rene Candanoza – 214-923-3027

Prueba de Humo del Sistema de Drenaje Sanitario de la Ciudad de Duncanville

La Ciudad de Duncanville ha contratado a BURGESS & NIPLE de Austin, Tejas para realizar una encuesta sobre pruebas de humo en porciones del sistema de drenaje de Duncanville. Este examen implica la abertura y la inspección de bocas y de las líneas de la alcantarilla, que están situadas principalmente en servidumbres, pero se pueden situarse en calles. Una tarea importante del examen será la prueba del humo de las líneas de la alcantarilla para localizar roturas y defectos en el sistema de alcantarilla. El humo que usted puede ver venir de las pilas de ventilación en casas o agujeros en la tierra es inofensivo, tiene poco olor y no crea ningún riesgo de incendios. El humo no debe entrar en su hogar a menos que usted tenga plomería defectuosa o sumideros secos. Si ocurre esto, usted debe consultar a un fontanero licenciado. En cualquier caso de que el humo inofensivo entrara a través de la plomería defectuosa, el potencial existe para que los gases peligrosos de la alcantarilla incorporen su hogar o negocio. Si el humo ingrese su hogar o negocio, por favor contacte a un trabajador de Burgess & Niple para que pueda revisar las líneas de la alcantarilla alrededor de su hogar o negocio y para ayudar a determinar la origen del humo. Para prevenir la entrada de humo a su hogar o negocio, asegurarse de que todos las trampas del drenaje en su hogar se llenan con agua vertiendo el agua en el drenaje. Al llenar las trampas del drenaje con agua se podre mantener el humo fuera de su hogar o negocio. Cerciórese que aires acondicionado funcione por varias horas durante la prueba para asegurarse de que la trampa del drenaje de la condensación está llena de agua.

Trabajadores de BURGESS & NIPLE, Inc. conducirán inspecciones de la alcantarilla en los próximos días. Los trabajadores pueden necesitar acceder las bocas de la alcantarilla en servidumbres de utilidad en su propiedad. Cuando estas líneas requieren una investigación, tendrán que acceder a las servidumbres de alcantarillado. Personal uniformados de BURGESS & NIPLE llevan credenciales de identificación. Dueños de casa no necesitan estar presentes y por ningún motivo, los trabajadores no tienen que entrar a su hogar o negocio.

Se tomarán fotografías de los fugas en el sistema. Anticipamos que la prueba del humo durar unas pocas horas en su área. Se le agradece su cooperación. La información obtenida de esta prueba será utilizada para mejorar la calidad de su sistema de drenaje sanitario.

Para más información:

La Ciudad de Duncanville – 972-780-4900

BURGESS & NIPLE – Rene Candanoza – 214-923-3027


COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program

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Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation Establishes Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program

Duncanville, Texas – The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) has established a Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The DCEDC has agreed to fund $250,000 for the program to assist Duncanville businesses.  

The program is offering grants from $1,000 to $10,000 to aid small businesses with fewer than 20 employees enduring economic hardships due to COVID-19. The grants are provided on a reimbursement basis and can be used for normal operating expenses and payroll. Businesses must have been operating in Duncanville by November 14, 2019, in order to apply for assistance.

“Small businesses are the heart of our community, and the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation is pleased to offer this program to help our small businesses recover from the negative effects caused by the pandemic,” said DCEDC President Steve Dial. “The DCEDC’s goal is to help provide small businesses with assistance in addition to the grants offered by the federal government and other organizations to help bridge the revenue gap created while many of them were forced to close.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to announce the establishment of a recovery initiative for our Duncanville small businesses,” said Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon. “The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation board of directors created a means to provide financial assistance to help weather the economic impact of COVID-19. What’s especially important about this program is that the monies available come directly from the city. This means the application process is managed locally. I commend the DCEDC board of directors for their creativity and concern for our small businesses.”

Applications will be accepted from May 12, 2020 – June 1, 2020.  Businesses can fill out an application online or print one off and submit it to the Economic Development Department at the Duncanville City Hall located at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, Texas 75116. The DCEDC Board will review the applications and award grants based on the economic impact to the community.

For more information and to apply for the Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program, visit www.DuncanvilleEDC.com or call 972.780.5090.

2020 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION – EARLY VOTING RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

EARLY VOTING ONLY

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 EARLY VOTING
Don McBurnett 879
Hector Sifuentes 803
Misty Bain 891
Total  2,573

PDF of Unofficial Election – Early Voting Results

Dallas County Elections

Dallas County Reports 1,978 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,978 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 27 Deaths Including 566 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 21, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,978 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,412 confirmed cases and 566 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 213,600 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 28,061 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,944 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 3,469 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 3,469 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 30 Deaths, Including 272 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 1:00 pm January 20, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,469 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 3,197 confirmed cases and 272 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 212,188 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 27,495 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,917 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 1,589 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,589 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 238 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 19, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,589 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,351 confirmed cases, and 238 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 208,991 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 27,223 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,887 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness

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Dallas County Reports 1,377 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,377 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 13 Deaths, including 66 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 17, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,377 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,311 confirmed cases, and 66 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 207,640 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 26,985 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,871 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports First Known Case of New COVID-19 Variant

Dallas County Health and Human Services Reports First Known Case of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 in Dallas County

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is announcing the first known case in Dallas County of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the United Kingdom. This is the third case identified within the State of Texas to date.

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Dallas County Reports 2,817 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 2,817 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 24 Deaths Including 664 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 15, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,817 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,153 confirmed cases and 664 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 203,897 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 26,542 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,853 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 1,993 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,993 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 17 Deaths Including 197 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,993 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,796 confirmed cases and 197 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 201,744 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 25,878 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,829 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 2,994 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 2,994 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 21 Deaths, Including 405 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 1:00 pm January 13, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,994 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,589 confirmed cases and 405 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 199,948 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 25,681 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,812 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 3,549 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports Record Highs Today for Cases and Hospitalizations 3,549 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 14 Deaths, Including 570 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 12, 2021 Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,549 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,979 confirmed cases and 570 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 197,359 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 25,276 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,791 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 1,867 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 1,867 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 4 Deaths, Including 54 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 12:00 pm January 11, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,867 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,813 confirmed cases, and 54 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 194,380 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 24,706 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 1,777 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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