To provide temporary emergency housing to City of Pharr residents who would be endangered by a lack of housing. Assistance would consist of emergency placement in one of PHDC homes for a period not to exceed six (6) months. Access to this program is contingent upon availability of limited homes. If demand exceeds capacity, PHDC has the discretion to prioritize provision of assistance and reserves the right to limit or discontinue program services. PHDC has four (4) homes available for temporary emergency housing.

Must be a resident of the City of Pharr, Texas.
Though these Emergency Housing rentals are not HUD-affiliated properties, tenants shall be subject to certain HUD eligibility requirements, including, but not limited to:

  • Criminal background checks
  • Family composition requirements
  • Wage/income/asset verifications

Family with children with family income less than 30% of Average Median Income (AMI) as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits for the Metropolitan Area.
Tenants must also have a need for shelter based on one of the following:

  • Homeless as defined by HUD (Categories 1 – 4)
  • Literally Homeless (Living on Street or in Emergency Shelter)
  • Imminently homeless (within 14 days)
  • Fleeing/attempting to flee Domestic Violence

Have a plan for housing stability after assistance is provided or be in the process of developing a plan (head of household must be working with a housing case worker or a community provider if they are working on a plan).
Family composition must be suitable for the house that is available. Head of household actively abusing drugs or alcohol or who have behavioral issues that could pose a risk to other persons within the community, would not be appropriate for a temporary emergency house.

All other community resources must be explored before requesting temporary emergency housing from PHDC.
If tenant does not vacate the premises within the six-month emergency housing period, tenant will be responsible for payment of rent at the FULL non-emergency rate beginning the first day after the six-month emergency housing period, as well as any and all relevant utilities.