COVID 19 Houston Rental Assistance Program

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Do you need help paying rent?

Houston renters, you may be able to receive up to $2,112 for delinquent rent for August or prior months.


Tenant Enrollment – August 24-30, 2020

To Qualify:

  • Tenant’s landlord must be on the Participating Landlord Directory
  • Have unpaid rent from April – August
  • Have a landlord who agrees to the landlord terms
  • Prior to April 2020, household income is less than 80% of Area Median Income or tenant is currently participating in any of the programs listed below.
  • Cannot pay rent due to economic harm or healthcare impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Next Steps:

  • If possible, secure computer or smart phone access to submit your application between 8/24 and 8/30
  • Check to see if your landlord in on the Participating Landlord List
  • If not, ask your landlord to sign up as a Participating Landlord
  • Prepare to submit your application online or via the telephone number: 832-390-2018
  • Ask your landlord for a payment plan
Important Dates

Landlord Enrollment: August 17 – 26

Tenant Application: August 24 – 30

Application Selection: After August 31

Payments to Landlords: After September 8


Qualifying Programs
  • Medicaid
  • Public Housing Assistance
  • SNAP
  • TANF
  • SSI
  • National School Lunch Program/Head Start
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • WIC
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • VA Pension
  • Tribal Assistance
  • Harris Health Gold Card

For more information visit Telephone assistance will be available on August 24 at 832-390-2018.