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Application Portal Is Now Closed

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

For Those Who Started Applications

Submitting an application does not guarantee payment. Applicants who started an application prior to the deadline of Friday, Nov. 5, at 5:00 pm Central Time will have 21 days to complete it. The program will attempt to contact the applicant 3 times over the course of the 21 days, but if the applicant does not submit during this time period their application will be deemed inactive and they will no longer be able to submit an application.

For Those Who Previously Submitted Applications

Submitted applications currently being reviewed will continue to be processed until all program funds run out. With the funding left, we anticipate to continue to disburse assistance over the next three months to submitted applications already in the queue.

Alternative Assistance Options

Over 30 Texas cities and counties also received emergency rent and utility assistance funding from the Treasury, and as of November 2021, many 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.

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 additional funding becomes available at a later date, submitted applications will remain on file and will be reviewed in the order they were received and according to application review priorities.

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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Page last updated on 2021-11-29

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Due to the total requests submitted now 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. With the funding left, we anticipate to continue to disburse assistance over the next three months.

What if I submitted an application and it's currently in progress?

Submitting an application does not guarantee payment, but submitted applications will remain on file and will be reviewed in the order they were received and according to application review priorities until program funds run out. Once applications have been reviewed, staff will reach out to applicants whose applications are missing supporting documents so that those may be submitted. To check your expected response times based on the status of your application, visit https://texasrentrelief.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/TRR-Stages-Final-WEB.pdf.

I started an application but didn’t have a chance to submit it before the application portal closed. Can I continue submitting my application?

Submitting an application does not guarantee payment, and applicants who have started an application prior to the deadline will have 21 days to complete it, even if this 21-day period extends beyond the closure of intake. The program will attempt to contact the applicant 3 times over the course of the 21 days, but if the applicant does not submit during this time period their application will be deemed inactive and they will no longer be able to submit an application. We may reopen the application portal if more funds are made 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.

What if I’m at risk of eviction?

Attorneys can help you understand your rights when you are facing eviction. Visit https://stoptxeviction.org, https://texaslawhelp.org/, or call 855-270-7655 (Texas Legal Services Center) for help understanding your options and seeking free or low-cost legal assistance.

Over 30 Texas cities and counties also received emergency rent and utility assistance funding from the Treasury, and as of November 2021, many 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 assistance. You may also reach out to your local public housing authority(ies) or city or county to know what other assistance is available.

 

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.

What if I have an approved application but have not received payment yet?

If we’ve approved your application, funds have been allocated for disbursement and will be delivered via ACH payment or mailed check. Once approved, a payment is usually delivered within 7-14 days.

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 as of November 2021, many 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.

Can I sign up to receive notification for future funding?

If you would like to be notified of possible future opportunities to apply to the Texas Rent Relief program, please sign up here.

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.

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 January 1, 2022 and may be found here: https://www.txcourts.gov/programs-services/eviction-diversion-program/. We will continue to process TEDP applications that were submitted prior to the application intake closure on November 5, 2021, until program funds run out.

For any applicant with a pending TRR application who is now facing eviction and has a court docket number, we recommend you call the TRR contact center at 833-989-7368 to update your pending application. 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.