The Texas Rent Relief program has closed its application portal to new applications and additional funding requests at this time.
Applicants who started an application prior to the November 5 deadline have 21 days to complete it. The program will attempt to contact the applicant 3 times over the course of the 21 days, but if the applicant does not submit during this time period their application will be deemed inactive and they will no longer be able to submit an application. Submitting an application does not guarantee payment.
Submitted applications currently being reviewed will continue to be processed until all program funds run out.
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.
Important information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Learn more at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.
|Help for Texans|
|Rent Payment Assistance
(Short term, long term, eviction relief and legal aid services)
|TDHCA Section 8||800-237-6500|
|Find Affordable Rental Housing||Homeless Services|
|Utility Bill Payment Assistance||877-399-8939*|
|Homebuyer Assistance and Education||800-792-1119|
|Foreclosure Prevention: HOPE Hotline||888-995-4673|
|Disaster Assistance||Dial 2-1-1 or
|Home Repair Assistance and Home Modification for Accessibility|
|Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination (Texas Workforce Commission)||888-452-4778|
|TDHCA Staff Directory|
|*Use a land-based connection (not a cell phone) so your call will be directed properly.|