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Dallas County


DCHHS strives to increase homeownership opportunities in Dallas County for low-income families through homebuyer education, mortgage counseling and down payment assistance programs.

DCHHS’ Home Loan Counseling Center is the oldest and most comprehensive, not-for-profit provider of homebuyer education and counseling in the North Texas area. Since 1989, the center has been making home ownership a reality for families in Dallas County.

DCHHS partners with local municipal governments and not-for-profit housing agencies, home builders, Realtors and mortgage lenders in an effort to provide home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families in Dallas County.

Center services include:
•UPCAP down payment assistance
•financial education classes
•first-time homebuyer seminars
•foreclosure and HECM loan counseling
•Home of Your Own program designated agency
•Section 8 Homeownership program

DCHHS’ Home Loan Counseling Center is a HUD approved counseling agency. Services are offered in both English and Spanish and they are free of charge to anyone interested in home ownership, regardless of income, race, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

For more information, visit the center in Suite 724 or call 214-819-6060 for an appointment.

Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Center Administrator M. Joyce Brown can also be reached via fax at 214-819-6069 or via e-mail at

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at

Zachary S. Thompson

Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority