Renting an Ark House Apartment

a hospital social worker

All requests for an Ark House apartment must be made through a social worker at the Dallas hospital where medical treatment is received.

Who Qualifies for Ark House?

  • Your permanent home is a minimum of fifty miles from Dallas
  • You have a referral from a social worker
  • You are receiving active medical care at a Dallas area hospital for a prolonged and serious illness
  • You do NOT have Insurance that covers housing
  • You will allow Ark House to verify medical appointments with medical service providers
  • You have funds to meet rent payments


  • The cost is $140.00 per week ($20.00 per night) payable by check, money order or credit card. 
  • A $150.00 security deposit is required. The deposit will be refunded if your stay is less than 91 days and the instructions in the "Going Home" section in the apartment notebook are followed.  
  • After the first week, refunds are made for any unused days.
  • Rent is paid in weekly increments.  

What You Need to Know    

  • Minimum stay is one week. 
  • Maximum stay is 90 days. (Longer stays must receive approval from Ark House).
  • No more than four persons may occupy an apartment.
  • No smoking in the apartment
  • No pets 
  • Apartments are not fully handicap accessible.
  • Apartment must be maintained in a reasonable state of order and cleanliness.

How You Will Know if An Apartment is Available for You 

  • The social worker will verify your need for low-cost housing and will then contact the Ark House Occupancy volunteer.
  • If an apartment is available, an Ark House volunteer will contact you and provide the necessary directions and instructions.
  • If an apartment is not available, you may request placement on the waiting list.

Location of Ark House

  • Ark House is part of an apartment complex located in North Dallas near Royal Lane and US Highway 75 (North Central Expressway).You will receive specific instructions on locating it when an apartment is available for you.
  • Travel time to various hospitals depends on traffic conditions, but averages between fifteen and thirty minutes.