Page Last Updated: September 25, 2023
09/25/23 Update: The Texas Rent Relief Program Has Now Closed
After distributing over $2.2 billion in temporary federal rent and utility assistance to more than 323,000 Texas households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Rent Relief program has now closed.
The program has finished making all payments to households approved for assistance, and the call center will close on Friday, September 29.
Applicants still in need of rent or utility assistance are encouraged to review the following options or other resources mentioned below:
- Visit Help for Texans for a list of emergency rental assistance, utility bill payment help, and services for persons experiencing homelessness.
- Call 2-1-1 or visit 2-1-1 Texas to learn about organizations helping with emergency rent and utility assistance.
- Visit Texas Utility Help to see if you qualify for energy, water and/or wastewater payments.
Ongoing Program Updates & Announcements
- TRRP Update 2023-07-07
- TRRP Update 2023-03-31
- TRRP Update 2023-03-15
- TRRP Update 2023-03-02
- TRRP Update 2023-02-07
- TRRP Update 2022-04-05
- TRRP Update 2022-01-21
- TRRP Update 2021-11-04
- TRRP Update 2021-09-27
- TRRP Update 2021-08-11
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.
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 – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Hays County – CLOSED
Hidalgo County – CLOSED
Montgomery County – CLOSED
Nueces County – CLOSED
Tarrant County – CLOSED
Travis County – CLOSED
Webb County – CALL 956-523-4182