News‎ > ‎

Renter's Help

posted Feb 26, 2021, 12:47 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Mar 8, 2021, 6:15 AM ]
Visit or call 832-402-7568 for more information. 

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. To make the process as smooth as possible, a group of community agencies will serve as navigators, helping families complete their applications. 

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. 

Registration will be available soon. Please refer to the For Renters and For Landlords pages to check your eligibility and start preparing application materials. 

Thank you,
Rene Ruiz
Customer Service Representative III
Mayor’s Assistance Office
City Hall Annex 900 Bagby Ground Level
Houston, Texas 77002
T. 832.393.0939
C. 713.865.3397