Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Due to the total requests for assistance exceeding all funds available, the Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is not currently accepting new applications. Applications submitted before November 1, 2022 will continue to be processed and applicants will receive status updates. The application will reopen should new funds become available.

Landlords interested in registering their property for current applicants must enroll their property and agree to the terms of the program.

Please visit the Resources page for information on additional resources available. If you have already submitted an application, please visit the status checker or FAQ page for more information.

About the Program

The City of Houston and Harris County have provided more than $311 million in rental assistance to over 75,000 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.

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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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 December 19, 2022:

Applications Submitted
Rental Assistance for Eligible Families
Families Helped