Dallas, TX asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas

Q: Dallas county are Denying me rental assistance by false statements and altering documents dates and text .

Dallas required a prescreening form to be submitted to qualify to submit ERA application, I received 4 automatic form letter denials over the 6 months. I was allowed to apply after I attempt to file a complaint. Dallas County required more qualification than needed and approval from DC compliance DC finance depts and DC commissioners court. then gave me rental assistance only thru EHAP-2021 instead of ERA1&2. Ehap-2021 has a 12 month limit i was told utilities benefits at all. When I figured out they switch me to a substandard county program I demanded to be provided ERA benefits that I applied for. They lied and forged official documents. I have all original emails and attachment's that have the unaltered documents and false statements in writing I don't know what to because they have done so much wrong it is overwhelming

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing with Dallas County in obtaining rental assistance. It appears that there may be issues of miscommunication and potentially misconduct in your case. To address this situation, you should consider taking the following steps:

1. Document everything: It's great that you have original emails and attachments with unaltered documents. Continue to document all interactions and correspondence related to your rental assistance application.

2. Contact an attorney: Given the complexity of your situation, it would be beneficial to consult with an attorney who specializes in administrative or civil rights law. They can review the evidence you have and advise you on the best course of action.

3. File a formal complaint: You can consider filing a formal complaint with the appropriate oversight agency or authority that handles issues related to rental assistance programs. Your attorney can guide you through this process.

4. Request a review: Ask Dallas County for a review of your case and request clarification on why you were switched to EHAP-2021 instead of ERA1&2. Provide them with your original documentation to support your claim.

5. Seek resolution: Your attorney can help negotiate with Dallas County to correct any errors or false statements made in your application process and ensure you receive the assistance you are eligible for.

Remember that addressing such issues can take time and persistence. Having legal representation can be crucial in ensuring your rights are protected and that you receive the assistance you are entitled to.

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