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Page Last Updated: January 13, 2022

Application Portal Is 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 Have a Pending Application

As of January 13, 2022, Texas Rent Relief has committed over 99% of its total funding available and due to the overwhelming need, know that not everyone who applied will get assistance. We have processed applications in the order in which they were received, prioritizing eviction and utility disconnection applications.

We are notifying remaining applicants about their status and next steps. At this time, pending applications fall into one of four categories:

How do I know if I’m in this category? What are next steps?
Approved You received an approval email about your application.

Approval Emails generally have subject line “Application Approved: Texas Rent Relief – Case ID ######”

Rent assistance payments are currently taking an average of 14 days following approval, and utility assistance an average of 21-30 days.

If you have an upcoming eviction hearing, we encourage you to provide a copy of your approval email to your landlord and the court. More eviction prevention resources are listed below, and you may also visit our eviction diversion frequently asked questions.

Might be Processed You received an email from info@texasrentrelief.com on 12/18/21 with the subject line “TRR Update: Your Application is in Line for Review, Case ID ######” that included the following language:

“You are receiving this message because your application is in the line for review. We will continue reviewing applications already in the line for review, and expect to issue a final determination notice about your application/Case ID via email by February 2022.”

Please continue to monitor your phone and email for any communication from Texas Rent Relief. You may check your application status through the online portal or contact us at 1-833-989-7368 with any questions.
Unlikely to be Processed You received an email from info@texasrentrelief.com on 12/18/21 with the subject line “Texas Rent Relief Program Update, Case ID ######” that included the following language:

“You are receiving this message because we expect to be out of funds before we can process your application. This means you will not receive assistance from the Texas Rent Relief Program.”

You will not receive assistance from the Texas Rent Relief Program.

If you still need help paying rent or utility bills, we strongly encourage you to consider the assistance programs and eviction prevention resources listed below.

Ineligible You received an email about your application being ineligible.

Ineligible Emails generally have subject line “Application Ineligible: Texas Rent Relief Program, Case ID ######”

You will not receive assistance from the Texas Rent Relief Program.

If you still need help paying rent or utility bills, we strongly encourage you to consider assistance programs and eviction prevention resources listed below.

Local Rent & Utility Assistance Programs in Texas

Over 30 Texas cities and counties also received emergency rent and utility assistance funding from the Treasury. 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. This list shows cities alphabetically, followed by counties alphabetically.

CITIES:
Arlington
Austin – CLOSED
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Fort Worth
Frisco
Garland
Houston – SEE HARRIS COUNTY ON THE COUNTIES LIST
Irving
Laredo
Lubbock
Plano
San Antonio
COUNTIES:
Bell County
Brazoria County
Brazos County  CLOSED
Cameron County
Collin County
Dallas County
Denton County
El Paso County
Fort Bend County  CLOSES DECEMBER 31, 2021
Galveston County
Harris County LIMITED FUNDS REMAINING
Hays County
Hidalgo County
Jefferson County
McLennan County
Montgomery County
Nueces County
Smith County
Tarrant County
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 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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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 through January or February 2022.

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. However, that 21-day period has passed and at this point, applicants can no longer submit an application.

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.

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 March 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.

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.