Helping renters who are behind on rent or utility bills.
The Texas Rent Relief Program has helped over 300,000 Texans.
COVID-19 has affected Texans across the state. We've provided over $2B in emergency funds to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).
Submitted Your Application?Check Your Status
For Information, Call Toll-Free:
1-833-9TX-RENT • 1-833-989-7368
Monday-Friday • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST • Help is available in multiple languages.
About the Texas Rent Relief Program
Both landlords and tenants were able to use this website to create an account and submit their application.
If you need assistance with a previously submitted application, our customer service staff can assist you by phone by calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368).
The Texas Rent Relief Program has helped renters with the following costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020.
For Landlords who applied for unpaid or future rent on behalf of tenants.
For households who applied directly for unpaid or future rent or utilities.
Unable to Access Your Existing Online Application?
Tenants who are unable to access their existing online application may call the call center for assistance, and documentation related to existing applications may be accepted by postal mail at the following address.
Texas Rent Relief Program
P.O. Box 580314
Houston, TX 77258
Do I Qualify?
Answer a few quick questions to see if your household qualifies.
Rental assistance payments will generally be made directly to landlords participating in the program, unless they cannot be reached, their relationship with the tenant application cannot be established in a timely manner, or they do not agree to accept the payment. If a landlord is not paid, the payment will be made directly to the tenant. Starting October 10, 2022, all new utility assistance payments are issued directly to the tenant to ensure timely and accurate utility assistance payments.
A portion of the funds have been set-aside specifically for households whose landlords have already sued for eviction in their local court. Applications in this set-aside will be processed first to decrease application processing time and increase the likelihood of evictions being diverted.
To Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
All TDHCA employees and contractor employees have a responsibility to report waste, fraud and abuse within the agency. The public is also invited to share such concerns.
If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse please call (833) 61-FRAUD or (833) 613-7283.