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Help for Texans

 

Important Information about Emergency Rental Assistance funds
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has received $1.3 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the newly passed Coronavirus Relief Bill. TDHCA’s Texas Rent Relief program website and phone systems are up and running and ready to answer questions. TDHCA will accept applications from landlords and tenants beginning February 15, 2021, at 8 a.m. Central Time.

  1. Learn more and apply online at TexasRentRelief.com
  2. Learn more and apply by phone at 833-9TX-RENT / 833-989-7368.

Be sure to stay informed on all upcoming announcements for these funds by joining TDHCA’s email list and subscribing to the ‘Pandemic Related Rental Assistance for Tenants and Landlords’ topic.

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The following criteria applies to the programs, resources and organizations listed in Help for Texans only. These criteria statements are not applicable to the new funding available at TexasRentRelief.com

  • TDHCA assistance and funds go to local provider organizations, NOT individuals directly.
  • TDHCA does not accept applications from individuals.
  • This page will take you through a process to provide you contact information for those providers for your area.
  • Providers listed may be at capacity with their funds, and may not be able to assist all who call them.
  • If no provider is available, check with your local city or county about available assistance resources.
  • If you have a question about one of our programs or you have an inquiry regarding a TDHCA monitored property, please visit http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/overview.htm or contact us at info@tdhca.state.tx.us.

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Help with Manufactured Housing

Visit our Manufactured Housing Division or call toll free 800-500-7074.


Reduced Rent Apartments

Use these databases to find reduced rent apartments:

Home repair, architectural barrier removal, and rehabilitation.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Helps to lower utility bills by making homes more energy efficient.

Short-term rent payment help, eviction relief, homeless shelters and services

Mortgage loans and down payment/closing cost assistance. Or, visit Texas Homeownership Programs.

Tenant Help

Foreclosure mitigation resources

Call the toll free Homeowner's HOPE Hotline at 1-888-995-4673 or visit Foreclosure Prevention.

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