Homelessness Resources

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS?

Are you sleeping in emergency shelter, in public areas, or in another place that is not permanent or safe? Coordinated Entry is done at agencies in the flyer below, this process helps quickly connect people to available resources and gathers information about the housing needs of people that are not served through a 20-30 minute assessment.
 
 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Agency staff will collect general information and complete a short survey with you to find the best housing option. 
  • They will then refer you to a housing program, funding and vacancy permitted.
  • If assistance is unavailable, staff will attempt to refer you to other resources.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE

  • It reduces the amount of time you spend searching for assistance.
  • It makes it easier for you and your family to access available resources.
  • This process helps the community understand what resources are needed to help you and other families in the future.

 

KEEP IN MIND

This process does not guarantee assistance, and does not mean there are new resources available. We are working diligently with many households to end their homelessness, but resources are limited. It is possible and likely that programs you are interested in will not have any current openings, and there is no way to tell when a program may be able to offer assistance. This is not a housing wait list or housing application, but rather an initial assessment to identify the best housing option for you.
 
United Way of Denton County is temporarily unavailable for Coordinated Entry enrollments and will reopen the below form when that availability has changed. Please visit any of the community providers below for the time being if you are experiencing homelessness and need to connect to Coordinated Entry. 

The Emergency Housing Voucher process is currently NOT accepting any new applicants. To verify your placement for Denton Housing Authority's mainstream voucher process connect with Denton Housing Authority.
Address: 1225 Wilson Street Denton TX 76205
Phone: (940) 383 - 1504 - Email: s8@dentonhousingauthority.com

Denton Inclement Weather Resources

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Heat-Related Illnesses

High temperatures, like the kind we experience in the North Texas Region in the summer, along with high humidity, can cause heat-related illnesses which range in severity from mild heat cramps, to heat exhaustion, to potentially life-threatening heatstroke.

City of Lewisville Cooling Centers

Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main Street, open Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sunday

Music City Mall Lewisville, 2401 South Stemmons Freeway, open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Salvation Army Cooling Stations

The Salvation Army operates Cooling Stations at shelters and community centers in Denton County. People are encouraged to stop by, cool off, and enjoy a cold drink of water. Learn more > 

Denton Corps
Address: 1508 E. McKinney Street
Monday-Friday from 12 - 5pm
Nearest Transit Option: DCTA Bus Route 3

Lewisville Service Center
Address: 206 W. Main Street
Monday-Friday from 10am - 12pm
Nearest Transit Option: DCTA A-train to Old Town Station, then a short walk or DCTA Lewisville/Highland Village GoZone

If you are a community member wanting to connect a person or household that is living unsheltered  (in an encampment, in the woods, in a tent, etc.) please complete the below Street Outreach connection form so the Denton Homeless Outreach Team can meet that household where they are at with resources and case management services.

Street Outreach Connection Form with Giving Hope, Inc. (CLICK LINK)

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