Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

About The Program

The Houston-Harris Rental Assistance Program is available to renters within Harris County or the City of Houston who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, who are experiencing housing instability, and whose household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Family Income.

Any rental property within the City of Houston or Harris County may participate. Landlords interested in registering their property will need to enroll their property and agree to the terms of the program.

Landlord enrollment and tenant applications are open!

How to Apply

If you need assistance with past due rent, click below and search for your landlord. If your landlord is not enrolled, encourage them to register at houstonharrishelp.org/landlords. You will be able to submit an application even if your landlord chooses not to participate.

If the application is approved, the tenant and landlord will be notified via email.

Apply Now

Do You Have Questions?

Please call our hotline at 832-402-7568.

Call center hours 9am - 6pm Monday-Friday

You can also visit our FAQ page to find more information

More FAQs

Landlord Directory

Tenants can search and select their landlord from the Participating Landlord Directory. If your landlord is not enrolled, encourage them to register at houstonharrishelp.org/landlords.


For more information and resources relating to COVID19, including help with finding food, healthcare, and other support, please refer to our Resources page.

Help for Families Struggling During the Pandemic

By November 22, 2021:

Applications Submitted
Rental Assistance for Eligible Families
Families Helped