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Page Last Updated: September 6, 2022

Application Portal Is Closed

Due to the total requests for assistance exceeding all Texas Rent Relief funds available, the program has closed its application portal to new applications and additional funding requests.

Funding Update

As of September 2022, Texas Rent Relief has distributed nearly all available funding, though continues to process a low volume of previously submitted applications with limited remaining funds. Visit our Program Dashboard for up-to-date information on total program funding and an overview of households assisted.

Status of Applications Submitted Before the November 2021 TRR Portal Closure

As of September 2022, all TRR tenant applicants have either been approved for assistance, denied due to not meeting program eligibility requirements, or denied due to the program being out of funds. Tenant and landlord applicants may still log into the application system to check their application status.

Note: As additional, limited funds become available from the U.S. Treasury, the program will contact applicants who were notified of denial due to the program being out of funds. If an application becomes next in line for review, the program will contact the applicant via email, text and phone call, and ask that they call the program as soon as possible at 1-833-989-7368. These applicants must confirm whether or not they still need assistance and update application details to have their application reviewed for eligibility. Applicants who do not respond to program outreach attempts timely will be denied.

Local Rent & Utility Assistance Programs in Texas

Over 30 Texas cities and counties also received emergency rent and utility assistance funding from the Treasury through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. Use this Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) search tool to see if they serve your area, or reference the list below.

Texas Rent Relief is sharing these links while realizing that some of these programs may no longer have assistance available, as programs and fund availability is changing daily. If confirmed to not have funds, the link is provided with a note that their portal is closed.

CITIES:
Arlington – CLOSED
Austin – CLOSED
Corpus Christi – CLOSED
Dallas
Fort Worth – CLOSED
Frisco
Garland
Houston – SEE HARRIS COUNTY ON THE COUNTIES LIST
Irving
Laredo
Lubbock
Plano – CLOSED
San Antonio – CLOSED
COUNTIES:
Bell County
Brazoria County
Brazos County  CLOSED
Cameron County
Collin County  CLOSED
Dallas County
Denton County
El Paso County
Fort Bend County
Galveston County
Harris County LIMITED FUNDS REMAINING – ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RENTERS WITH ACTIVE EVICTION CASES
Hays County  CLOSED
Hidalgo County  CLOSED
Jefferson County
McLennan County
Montgomery County  CLOSED
Nueces County  CLOSED
Smith County
Tarrant County – CLOSED
Travis County  CLOSED
Webb County  CALL 956-523-4182

Alternative Assistance Options

If you still need help paying rent or utility bills, we strongly encourage you to consider other available assistance in your area. You can also:

  • Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a list of rental assistance programs in your area.
  • Visit Help for Texans for a list of emergency rental assistance, utility bill payment help, and homeless services.
  • Call 2-1-1 Texas or visit 2-1-1 Texas to learn about organizations helping with emergency rent and utility assistance.
  • Reach out to your local city, county office or local housing authority to see if other programs are available.

Eviction Prevention Resources

If you are facing eviction, we encourage you to seek legal assistance, go to your eviction hearing and stay in communication with your landlord and the court. Visit https://texaslawhelp.org/eviction-referral or call 855-270-7655 for help understanding your options and seeking free or low-cost legal assistance.

Future Funding

We are currently not accepting new applications or additional funding requests, but may do so in the future if more funds are made available. If you would like to be notified of possible future opportunities to apply to the Texas Rent Relief program, please sign up here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Texas Eviction Diversion Program ending?

The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) is established through a Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order. The current order runs through November 1, 2022 and may be found here: https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1454795/229069.pdf or on the court’s TEDP webpage: https://www.txcourts.gov/programs-services/eviction-diversion-program/.

We will continue to process applications that were submitted prior to the application intake closure on November 5, 2021, until program funds run out. Applications from tenants who have been sued for eviction are a priority group for review. These applications are being prioritized to decrease processing time and increase the likelihood of evictions being diverted.

If you/your landlord has not received any assistance payment by your eviction court date, we highly encourage you to attend your eviction hearing and let the judge know you are seeking rent assistance. If you do not, you will lose the chance to tell your side of the case.

What if I’ve already applied and have received an eviction order or my utilities have been disconnected?

If you have already submitted your application and you are now facing eviction or your utilities have been disconnected, please call the Texas Rent Relief call center at 1-833-989-7368 to update your pending application. Applications from tenants who have been sued for eviction or have had utilities disconnected are a priority group for review. These applications are being prioritized to decrease processing time and increase the likelihood of evictions being diverted.

Why did you close the application portal on November 5, 2021?

Due to the total requests submitted exceeding the amount of funds available in the program, we closed the Texas Rent Relief application portal to new applications and additional funding requests. Submitting an application does not guarantee payment, but submitted applications currently being reviewed will continue to be processed until all program funds are used.

I started an application but didn’t have a chance to submit it before the application portal closed.

When the application portal closed, applicants had a 21-day period to complete and submit their applications, not to exceed November 26 at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. However, that 21-day period has passed and at this point, applicants can no longer submit an application.

How can I track my application status if I submitted my application prior to the application portal closing?

Tenants and landlords may check their Texas Rent Relief program application status here or by calling 1-833-989-7368.

What do you say to people who still need assistance? What are their options?

Hundreds of thousands of Texans applied for assistance, which demonstrates just how great the need is in Texas.

Over 30 Texas cities and counties also received emergency rent and utility assistance funding from the Treasury, and several of these programs are still accepting applications and are ready to assist. Use this Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) search tool to see if they serve your area: CFPB search tool.

For alternative assistance options, visit the Help for Texans webpage or call 2-1-1 Texas for information on organizations that are helping Texans with emergency rent and utility assistance. You may also reach out to your local public housing authority(ies) or city or county to know what other assistance is available.

Will you be receiving more funds to assist Texans?

To date, the total requests for assistance now exceed all Texas Rent Relief funds available. The tremendous response for this program demonstrates just how great the need is in Texas. Additional funding may become available in the future. If you would like to be notified of possible future opportunities to apply to the Texas Rent Relief program, please sign up here.

I was approved and received payment for initial disbursement; will I automatically be approved for my Additional Funding Request?

No. The request for initial assistance is separate from your Additional Funding Request (AFR). When seeking additional funds, an application must undergo the AFR process of review. This is a separate determination from your initial/first determination.