Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now only accepting applications for renters with active eviction cases (must have an active case or cause number).
Please visit the Resources tab for information on additional resources available. If you are currently in eviction court and have a case or cause number, you can find details on program eligibility, documentation requirements, and submit an application here.
About The Program
The City of Houston and Harris County have provided nearly $280 million in rental assistance to almost 70,000 households impacted by COVID-19 since the program launched in February 2021. The funds have been distributed by three agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and The Alliance.
The Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance program is now only accepting applications for renters with active eviction cases.
If you are currently in eviction court and have a case or cause number, you can find details on program eligibility, documentation requirements, and submit an application here.
Landlords interested in registering their property will need to enroll their property and agree to the terms of the program.
Applications selected to be processed before December 31, 2021 will continue to be processed.
"Our community continues to suffer great economic damage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people unable to cover basic necessities, including rent. This program will bring relief to those across our region who so desperately need it, allowing families to stay in their homes while addressing the collateral impact on property owners."
Sylvester Turner City of Houston Mayor
"As we continue to confront the challenges created by the Covid -19 pandemic, I am proud the City of Houston and its partners remain committed to providing eviction intervention resources for families undergoing financial hardship."