Additional Funding for Texas Rent Relief

April 5, 2022

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The Texas Rent Relief Program has announced limited additional funding for rent and utility relief. At this time, TRR is not accepting new applications but will continue to process any applications already on file. If you have a pending application with TRR, you may be contacted soon via email or phone for a status update on your application.

To contact the Texas Rent Relief program, please call 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368).

Additional Federal Funding

On March 14th, 2022, the U.S. Department of Treasury allocated additional limited COVID-19 emergency rental assistance funding for state and local governments to distribute. The Texas Rent Relief Program, a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), will be receiving an additional $47.8 million to help address the backlog of assistance requests.

No New Applications Accepted

The TRR application portal closed in November of 2021, and TRR is not currently accepting any new applications. The new funding will be used to review and process the applications filed before the November 2021 deadline. Tenants who still have a pending application on file with TRR should be on the lookout for a status update soon via email or by phone. Applications will be processed in the order they were received, with priority given to tenants facing an upcoming eviction hearing. See TRR's website for an explanation of the four categories of pending applications.

Please see the Rent & Legal Assistance page of the COVID-19 & Texas Law guide for more information on Texas Rent Relief and other rent assistance options. 


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