Working Together to Provide Rent Relief

Housing is Health

We cannot have safe, healthy, stable, or economically thriving communities when people cannot afford to stay in their homes, especially during the middle of an ongoing pandemic. We will continue working to find solutions to combat COVID-19 while we also do everything within our power to help people meet their basic needs.

Harris County Precinct One wants you to know that you are not alone — there are resources available to help you stay housed.

You may qualify for one or more of the rental assistance programs listed below. If you are eligible, we encourage you to apply to all the programs.


Applications for the $159M Houston-Harris County Rental Assistance Program opened to tenants on February 25.

    Overview of program

  •     Help for past-due rent dating back to April 2020, and up to two months of future rent - for a maximum of 12 months total.
  •     Utility assistance for past-due electricity, gas or water bills.
  •     Rent assistance will be paid to participating landlords enrolled in the program.
  •     If a landlord is not enrolled, direct assistance may be available.
  •     Assistance is not first-come, first served, but will be distributed randomly.
  •     Everyone in need is encouraged to apply.

Find complete program details here, at HoustonHarrisHelp.org or by calling 832-402-7568


Applications for the Texas Rent Relief program opened on February 15.

Overview of program

  •     Emergency funds are available to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).
  •     Help cover rent as far back as March 13, 2020 - up to 11 months of past due bills.
  •     Past due, current and up to 3 months of expected rent costs.
  •     Past due, current or up to 3 months of expected utility and home energy expenses.
  •     After the initial 3 months of forward assistance, you can apply for 3 additional months of assistance if funds are still available.

Find complete program details at TexasRentRelief.com or by calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368)

Applications are currently open for the Harris County Community Services Department COVID-19 Rental Assistance.

Overview of program

  •     Assistance to renters who are at risk of eviction.
  •     Payment made directly to property owners or management companies.
  •     Eligible applicants receive at least one month of rental payments going forward and up to five months of arrears, for up to a total of six months.

Find complete information about the program here or by calling 832-927-4955

Precinct One has combined information about all three of the above rental assistance programs into one flyer in both English and Spanish. Download it here.

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