Page Last Updated: May 9, 2023
TRR Application Portal Now Closed
At this time, the Texas Rent Relief program has committed all available funds and is now closed.
During the recent re-opening of the application portal on March 14, 2023, requests for assistance far exceeded available funding within the first 24 hours. During the week of March 26, 2023, applicants who will not be assisted were notified that TRR would not be able to fund their requests given the program has already committed all available funds. Unfortunately, this decision cannot be appealed.
If you received a notice stating your application would not be funded, and you are still in need of rent or utility assistance, please visit the Help for Texans webpage, call 2-1-1 or visit 2-1-1 Texas, or visit TRR’s announcement page for information on emergency rent and utility assistance.
For applications currently in progress, TRR continues to review and process applications based on the order received, prioritizing applicants with active eviction cases. Applicants with active applications should watch for communication from TRR in case additional information is needed to process their application.
Alternative Assistance Options
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.
Ongoing Program Updates & Announcements
- 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