Housing Navigation Services
The goal of the Tarrant County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Housing Navigator program is to identify and promote an adequate supply of safe, affordable, accessible and integrated housing to meet the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities in the North Texas region.
Through a Housing Navigator grant provided as part of the Promoting Independence Initiative through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Tarrant County ADRC provides more housing options for people to choose where they want to live.
Role of the Housing Navigator:
To advocate for necessary changes in housing policies, practices and procedures
To help expand housing opportunities or support of the “Promoting Independence Initiative and Money Follow the Person” program.
Provide developers letters of non-profit support for their low-income tax credit state applications
Respond to housing policies at local levels (through Consolidated Plan, Housing Authority Plans, Community Development Block Grant and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program).
Establish relationships with independent rental owners and property managers to increase availability of properties.
Engage and support housing developers to bring additional housing stock into the area through state and local housing programs (section 811 for disabilities, Amy Young Barrier removal program among others)
The housing navigator can also provide information on application processes, fees, contacts and phone numbers of apartment complexes to call for more information.
What Housing Navigator CANNOT Do:
Find your apartment for you. You are responsible for calling and speaking with property managers.
Give you housing vouchers. All housing authorities have wait lists and usually have a period every year that they accept new applications. The Housing Navigator can let you know when you call if any housing authority wait lists are open. If they are not, a person is not able to enter their name on the wait list at all and housing navigators are not able to as well.
Pay your rent. Each person who signs a lease is responsible for payment of rent every month. If you know you will be late on rent or need help, you must locate resources ahead of time and learn to budget money so that rent is paid in full on time.
Prevent your eviction. When you call for eviction help, housing navigators cannot prevent the eviction process and save your housing. The Housing Navigator CAN provide legal resources and help identify other possible resources that might be able to assist with rent.
Housing Inventory Lists:
A Housing Navigator also prepares an Inventory List of accessible, integrated and affordable housing resources within the immediate Tarrant County region. This list provides addresses, information on apartments, accessible unit availability and wait list information in addition to identification of properties that accept rental subsidies and housing vouchers. Housing listings are generally updated twice a year.
Senior Housing Inventory: For older adults and persons with disabilities - click here for senior housing list
All Bills Paid: May include one or all of the bills in the amount of the rent - click here for all bills paid housing list
Affordable Properties: Basic lower income property listings - click here for affordable housing list
Room and Board Homes: Unlicensed and Licensed room and board home listings for special populations of individuals
For Property Managers, Developers, and Housing Professionals:
ADRC Housing Navigation is interested in partnering with housing professionals, property developers and property managers in apartment complexes. The housing navigator can provide non-profit support assistance for your needs.
The Housing navigator is also seeking more landlords to develop connections with and properties to visit. If you are interested, please email the Housing Navigator to set up a site visit and in person meeting.
For more information, or to request copies of the ADRC Housing Listings, please find the below contact information:
KELLEY KAISER, MSSW-LBSW