If you’re having trouble paying rent, there may be assistance available through nonprofits or government programs.

Call 211 or visit 2-1-1 Texas | Texas Health And Human Services Commission (211texas.org) for information about programs in your community that may be able to provide assistance.  2-1-1 Texas is a state social services resource center.

The federal Consumer Finance Protection Bureau also has a resource directory Find Rental Assistance Programs in Your Area | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (consumerfinance.gov)

You should also contact the rental property management immediately to let them know you are having an issue.  Sometimes, the management may know of local assistance that is available or may be able to work with you developing a payment plan or exploring other options.

  • Visit Help for Texans for a list of emergency rental assistance, utility bill payment help and homeless services.
  • Call 2-1-1 Texas or visit 2-1-1 Texas to learn about organizations helping with emergency rent and utility assistance.

The agency is also advising renters facing eviction to keep in touch with property owners and managers, attend any court proceedings and seek legal guidance, if needed. TDHCA suggests renters facing eviction visit this web portal or call 855-270-7655 for help understanding their options and seeking free or low-cost legal assistance.

If additional federal funds become available, submitted applications will remain on file and be reviewed and processed until all additional funding is used.

The TRRP website and call center (1-833-989-7368 M-S 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) continue to be the best place to find out information about the program and the status of pending applications.

If you would like to be notified of possible future opportunities to apply to the Texas Rent Relief program, please sign up here.