Veteran Services

Life can often present challenges and obstacles. The City of Fort Worth has two programs that may assist with emergency financial relief and housing repairs to eligible veterans and their families.  These programs are also open to Tarrant County residents.

 

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Healthy Homes for Heroes Program

This program assists with modification to ensure that veterans, surviving spouses and their families will be able to remain in a healthy home. Modifications include the following:

  • Accessibility modifications such as ramps, grab bars, bathroom modifications, door widening and handrails.
  • Health and safety modifications such as heating and air, water and sewer, unstable rotten flooring, electrical system failures and leaky roofs.
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Forward Home Program

This program helps veterans, surviving spouses and their families by providing them with one-time rental/mortgage and utility payments to prevent homelessness.

  • One-time payments for Rent, Mortgage and Utilities to prevent Texas veterans and their families from becoming homeless.
  • Preference will be given to honorably discharged veterans.
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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.

Eligibility

  • Must reside in Tarrant County. Eligible veterans include:
    • Veteran who lives in Tarrant County regardless of era or character discharge.
    • A military person who is on active duty.
    • National Guard.
    • Reservists.
  • Household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).
  • Provide veteran status documentation
  • Provide income documentation.
  • U.S. Citizen or have legal residency, picture ID and Social Security card
  • Forward Home additional criteria:
    • Copy of utility bills (water, electricity, gas or lease).
  • Healthy Homes additional criteria:
    • Proof mortgage is current.

Depending upon the number of requests, funding for some programs may be limited or unavailable.