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Texas Rent Relief Program closure process

Since the Texas Rent Relief program started in February, it has distributed $1.7 billion in rent and utility assistance to more than 285,000 households across the state. Unfortunately, with an overwhelming need for assistance and limited federal funding, not everyone who applied for the Texas Rent Relief program will receive assistance.

The resources listed below may be useful for those still needing rent and/or utility bill assistance:

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 visiting 2-1-1 Texas to learn about organizations helping with emergency rent and utility assistance.

Individuals should also reach out to local city or county services or their local housing authority to see if local programs are available. A list of emergency rental assistance programs in Texas may be found at

We also encourage those who are facing eviction to seek legal assistance, go to their eviction hearing and stay in communication with their landlord and the court. Visit or call 855-270-7655 for help understanding your options and to seek free or low-cost legal assistance.

TDHCA Pandemic Help for Texans

TDHCA has several programs that can help Texas residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. TDHCA’s pandemic help provides access to housing payment assistance and services to help stabilize eligible households. TDHCA works with local and state partners to deliver aid to residents at the local level.

Information about the various TDHCA COVID-19 programs designated to provide utility bill assistance through local providers, homelessness services, and mortgage assistance can be found on TDHCA’s COVID-19 Response webpage. Individuals seeking assistance for homelessness prevention and related services or information related to local mortgage assistance providers should use TDHCA’s Help for Texans webpage to search our database of providers.

TDHCA provides updates about new and existing programs through the TDHCA email blasts. In order to receive the latest updates about programs, please join our email list.


TDHCA Business Operations Notice

With the Governor's disaster declaration related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and his direction to state agencies to provide flexible work and telework policies to employees, TDHCA will maintain limited skeleton crews at its main office in the Insurance Annex Building, 221 East 11th Street, Austin, Tx.  Those not working out of the office will be relecommuting. This is in effect until further notice.Click on picture for larger image


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Important information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Learn more at

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