Application is now open for the For Texas rent relief Program 2021. The program provides rental and utility assistance to qualifying applicants to prevent housing instability, potential eviction, and financial hardships of tenants and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Program deadline to apply?
The Program begins accepting applications Monday, February 15, 2021 at 8 a.m. Central Time and will remain open until all available funds have been committed. The duration of the Program will depend on the number of eligible applicants.
Renter households must have an income no more than 80 percent of area median income (AMI) AND one or more members of the household must attest in writing that they have either:
- qualified for unemployment benefits, OR due to or during the pandemic:
- Experienced a reduction in income,
- Incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship.
AND one or more individuals within the household must demonstrate they:
a) are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice, OR
b) live in unsafe or unhealthy housing conditions.
What financial assistance is provided?
Program funds may be used to provide up to fifteen (15) months of assistance for the following expenses:
rent, past due rent, utilities and home energy costs, and past due utility and home energy costs
How to apply:
Interested Landlords or tenant should visit https://texasrentrelief.com to apply.