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Irving Cares provides Emergency Assistance to residents of Irving including limited financial assistance with rent or mortgage, utilities, transportation and prescriptions, a food pantry, and information & referrals to other resources. Click here to find help  or visit Irving Cares at 440 South Nursery Road, Suite 101 (in the Human Services Building.)


In 1969, the Brooke Amendment, capped rent in public housing at 25 percent of residents’ income. In 1981, Congress raised the rent ceiling to 30 percent.Fair Market Rent (FMR), is the HUD defined term for the dollar value of what is considered a reasonable amount for rent and utilities under these guidelines. In Irving and surrounding area the FMR for a two-bedroom house or apartment  is  $868.

  • For Irving families to maintain this recommended income-to-housing cost ratio a family must earn a minimum of $34,720/year.
  • For single-parent households that equates to $16.69/hour.
  • Minimum wage earners would need to work 95.17 hours a week to maintain their household.
  • Families reliant solely upon Social Security (SSI) and receiving the maximum Federal monthly payment of $674 can afford to spend $202.20 in rent and utilities monthly.

Emergency Assistance


The Holy Family of Nazareth Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul  provides aid to individuals and families in dire need of assistance. For  assistance contact Martha 972.345.0602.

Fair Market Rent

2017 Homeless Count

The 2017 Point-in-Time Homeless Count conducted in January revealed 38 unsheltered people homeless in Irving, and ten additional persons from the surrounding area.