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Funding Update – January 2023

As of January 2023, Texas Rent Relief has distributed nearly all available funding. As additional funds become available, we will contact individuals who already applied and continue to process applications until all payments are distributed. If you’ve recently received an email or text message from the program about processing your application and you still need assistance, please call us as soon as possible at 1-833-989-7368.

Payment System Update – January 2023

To make the application process easier for tenants and landlords, beginning in January 2023 TRR will now collect all payment information as part of the online Neighborly application process and will no longer process payments through

Now, both tenants and landlords will enter all payment information in the Neighborly application portal Payment Profile directly and, if approved, monitor payment status there. Providing this information will ensure prompt payment of approved applications.

If you have a pending application, please watch for texts, emails or phone calls from the program, as we will reach out if we need more information to process your application. Tenants and landlords will need to log into the Neighborly application portal and provide updated payment information. Click here for instructions.

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Tax Reporting & IRS Forms 1099-MISC

Texas Rent Relief assistance payments to landlords and utility providers are considered taxable income. Assistance payments to tenants do not count as taxable income for the tenants.

Per federal guidelines for Emergency Rental Assistance funding, Texas Rent Relief will provide a completed IRS Form 1099-MISC to all landlords and utility providers that received at least $600 in assistance from the program during the 2022 calendar year.

What You Need to Know

  • Forms 1099-MISC will be delivered electronically to the email address provided during the application process. Horne LLP, the third-party vendor administering the program, will be listed on the Form 1099-MISC.
    • Example form:
  • To keep personal information secure, Texas Rent Relief will use a service called Track1099 to issue Forms 1099-MISC.
    • On or before Jan. 31, 2023, Track1099 will send an email to the address provided on the application with instructions on how to register and receive secure electronic delivery of your Form 1099-MISC.
    • Please check your email and spam folders to ensure you receive the information.
  • Forms 1099-MISC display the gross payments made to recipients during the 2022 tax year. Please note the gross amount does not include any refunded or returned payments made to the Program. You should keep and provide proof of payments returned to the Program and your 1099-MISC for filing your taxes.

For more information, visit Internal Revenue Service: Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions.

For all other Forms 1099-MISC questions, please contact the Texas Rent Relief call center at 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368).