Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Houston-Harris County Rental Relief Fund Surpasses $50 Million in Aid to Local Residents

Rent Covered for Up to 14 Months for 15,000+ Families Fund Still Open; Tenants Encouraged to Apply The new $159 million Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, in operation since only the end of February, has surpassed the $50 million mark in rental relief.  Over $54 million has been allocated from the fund, covering overdue rent for over 15,000 families.  Up to 14 months of rent, not just a few months, is available for people impacted financially […]

City of Houston and Harris County Establish New Rental Assistance Fund, Appoint BakerRipley and Catholic Charities to Administer Program

Help for Local Families—$159 Million in New COVID-19 Relief Fund to Cover Past-Due Rent and Future Rent for Families Struggling from Pandemic;  Applications to be Randomly Selected for Verification, not First-Come, First-Served As the pandemic’s presence in the region nears the one-year mark, officials from the City of Houston and Harris County voted this week to authorize a new rental assistance program to help families who are at risk of losing their homes from pandemic-related impacts of unemployment, business closures, […]