The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is pleased to announce it is launching the statewide rent and utility assistance, the Texas Rent Relief Program. The program will accept applications beginning Monday, February 15, at 8 a.m., Central Time.

Out of $25 billion dedicated nationally through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, TDHCA was awarded $1.3 billion in emergency relief funds, which will go toward assisting tenants and landlords in the state of Texas with rent and utility expenses.

TDHCA is holding two identical informational sessions on Friday, February 12, 2021, at noon and 3 p.m., Central Time. The sessions will provide general program information to landlords, apartment associations, Community Action Agencies, Council of Governments and any other interested associations or organizations interested in learning more about the program to share with their stakeholders.

Register at the following link to join the 12 p.m. (noon), Central Time, webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5202218733421377293.

Register at the following link to join the 3 p.m., Central Time, webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4817535898746438413.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Program eligibility information is currently available at TexasRentRelief.com or by calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368) to speak with call center representatives. The call center is open Monday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean.

Applicants can complete an application by phone or submitting an online application at TexasRentRelief.com starting 8 a.m. on Monday, February 15.

We look forward to working with you to spread the word about the Texas Rent Relief program to assist tenants and landlords with financial relief.

Author: David TatchinEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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