Emergency Rental Help Available to Texas Residents

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – Tens of millions of dollars in COVID pandemic related rent assistance remains available to eligible households.

In Fort Worth alone, Terrance Jones, Interim  Manager, with The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services with the city says a total of $60-million dollars is available through 2025.  He says that the goal of this program is keeping families in their homes, and that they are raising awareness about the assistance program; as well as informing renters of how they can qualify.

Help is available for rent, past due rent, utilities, past due utility payments and other housing expenses resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

WBAP/KLIF’s Kim Lampkins talked with Jones about eligibility requirements and income guidelines:

The City of Fort Worth’s website details other information:

Who can apply?

  • Renters in eligible households.
  • Landlords on behalf of eligible renters, with tenant approval.


  1. Renters in households with income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (see chart below).
  2. One or more household member has qualified for unemployment, experienced a reduction in household income or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; and
  3. Can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
Household Size   Annual Income 80% AMI
 1  $45,300
 2  $51,750
 3  $58,200
 4  $64,650
 5  $69,850
 6  $75,000
 7  $80,200
 8  $85,350

FAQs & Online Application Walkthrough Video

  • Have questions on wha documents and forms you will need? View this step-by-step walkthrough video of the online application for the Emergency Rental Assistance.

How to apply

  • Apply online. Use Chrome on a desktop or laptop computer for best results.
  • Many public libraries have computers you may use.

If you need help filling out the application, contact one of our City of Fort Worth partner agencies:  Fort Worth Housing SolutionsHousing Channel, The Salvation Army and Samaritan House.

Funding is provided by U.S. Treasury Department and Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs.

Other emergency rental assistance help in other jurisdictions at the city and county level.

Texas Rental Assistance

Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative

City of Arlington

Collin County CARES 

Eviction Protection – Denton 

Tarrant County – Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

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