Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program can only accept applications for renters who have received written notification to vacate the property (must provide a copy of notification), or 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 have received a written notice to vacate or are currently in eviction court and have a case or cause number, you can find details on program eligibility, documentation requirements, and submit a new application here. You cannot update an existing application.

About the Program

The City of Houston and Harris County have provided more than $290 million in rental assistance to 73,000+ 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 can only accept applications for renters with a written notice to vacate or active eviction cases due to nonpayment of rent. If you have received written notification from your landlord to vacate the property, or are currently in eviction court and have a case or cause number, you can find details on program eligibility, documentation requirements, and submit a new application here. You cannot update an existing application.

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.

Do You Have Questions?

Please call our hotline at 713-874-6609.

Call center hours 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday

You can also visit our FAQ page to find more information

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Resources

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 August 8, 2022:

Applications Submitted
Rental Assistance for Eligible Families
Families Helped