Are you struggling to pay your rent? A lot of places have gone up in price and people are struggling. If that is you, you can apply for this program for help.
The Texas Rent Relief program is getting re-opened by The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).
According to their website, "The Texas Rent Relief Program has helped over 300,000 Texans.
COVID-19 has affected Texans across the state. We've provided over $2B in emergency funds to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities)."
They have about $96 million dollars left in the TRR funds.
The TRR portal started accepting new applications on Tuesday, March 14, at 8 a.m. CT and will stay open through Tuesday, March 28, at 11:59 p.m. CT, to help eligible households with rent and utility payments.
So do you qualify to apply? Here is what you need to know.
- First-time TRR applicants may be eligible for up to 18 months of assistance for rent and utility bills, including up to three months of current and future payments made on their behalf.
- Returning applicants who have not received the maximum allowed 18 months of assistance for rent and/or utility bills can submit an Additional Funding Request via their existing online user account. Applications will be processed in the order received, prioritizing those facing evictions.
The press release says, "applicants should watch for communication from TRR in case additional information is needed. Failure to respond will delay the application review and payment processes."
If you want to apply you can do that on this website or call the TRR call center at 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368).