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.
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.
Arlington – CLOSED
Austin – CLOSED
Corpus Christi – CLOSED
Fort Worth – CLOSED
Houston – SEE HARRIS COUNTY ON THE COUNTIES LIST
Plano – CLOSED
San Antonio – CLOSED
Brazos County – CLOSED
Collin County – CLOSED
El Paso County
Fort Bend County
Harris County – LIMITED FUNDS REMAINING – ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RENTERS WITH ACTIVE EVICTION CASES
Hays County – CLOSED
Hidalgo County – CLOSED
Montgomery County – CLOSED
Nueces County – CLOSED
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.
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.