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.
"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."