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Helping renters who are behind on rent or utility bills.

The Texas Rent Relief Program has helped over 200,000 Texans.

COVID-19 has affected Texans across the state. We've provided over $1B in emergency funds to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).

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For Information, Call Toll-Free:

1-833-9TX-RENT • 1-833-989-7368

Monday-Saturday • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST • Help is available in multiple languages.

About the Texas Rent Relief Program

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.

Past due, current and up to 2 months of expected rent costs
Past due, current and up to 2 months of expected utility and home energy expenses
After the initial 3 months of current/future assistance, renters were able to apply for 3 additional months of assistance if funds were still available

Landlord Application

For Landlords who applied for unpaid or future rent on behalf of tenants.

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Tenant Application

For households who applied directly for unpaid or future rent or utilities.

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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.

Postal Mail:
Texas Rent Relief Program
P.O. Box 671307
Houston, TX 77267

Payments

All payments will be made directly to the landlord and/or utility provider unless they do not agree to accept the payment. If they do not accept payment, the payment will be made directly to the tenant after up to 7 days of outreach to the landlord and/or utility provider to confirm their refusal.

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Eviction Diversion

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.