District F: $159m Houston-Harris County Rent Relief Program Launches Today – 02-25-21
Friends and Neighbors,
Today is the start of the $159m Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. In response to the ongoing need for rental relief, the City and the County have joined efforts to support our most vulnerable who are still being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Renters and landlords may apply at HoustonHarrisHelp.org. Any rental property (apartments AND houses) within the City of Houston or Harris County may participate. Households approved for the program are eligible to receive rental assistance for past-due rent from April 2020 onward, for months in which no other rental assistance has been received, not to exceed 12 months total. Households may also be eligible for up to two months of future rental support, as well as utility assistance for past due electricity, gas, or water bills.
New to this round of rent relief is that if a renter’s landlord refuses to participate, direct payment will be sent to the renter. For the fact sheet and answers to frequently asked questions, click on the flyers below. For telephone assistance, call 832-402-7568.