Texas Rent Relief Program 2021 Application

Texas Rent Relief Program 2021 Application

Texas Rent Relief Program 2021 Application

The TX Department of Housing & Community Affairs has launched a new rental assistance program! Landlords & tenants are eligible to apply.

The Texas Rent Relief Program can help renters with the following costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020.

(this means you could potentially request assistance for up to 11 months of past due bills):

  • Past due, current and up to 3 months of expected rent costs
  • Past due, current and up to 3 months of expected utility and home energy expenses
  • After the initial 3 months of forward assistance, you can apply for 3 additional months of assistance if funds are still available.

Landlord Application

For Landlords applying for unpaid or future rent on behalf of tenants:

  • All payments must be used to satisfy the tenant’s rental obligations.
  • The tenant must sign the application.

What can I do to get ready?

  • Identify which units and households you think qualify.
  • Reach out to your tenants with language barriers or tenants with disabilities to make them aware of the program.
  • Confirm that the households you have identified meet the eligibility criteria noted below, gather documentation for the household and have it scanned and ready.
  • Seek the household’s signature for the application and have it scanned and ready.

Tenant Application

For households applying directly for unpaid or future rent or utilities:

  • You can apply directly and invite your landlord to participate.
  • The system will invite your landlord to create an account and provide information.
  • If your landlord does not want to participate, you can still apply.

What can I do to get ready?

  • Look at the Do I Qualify? list below and see if your household qualifies.
  • Gather your required documents.
  • If you are in a priority group, apply before March 8.
  • Let your landlord know you are planning to apply and they will need to sign off, too.

For more Information: Visit the website Texas Rent Relief Program 2021