Texas Rent Relief Program closing applications Friday, Nov. 5

AAGD Updates , Government Affairs Update ,

Below is a letter from The Texas Apartment Association to our members: 

TRRP will not accept new applications after 5 pm, Friday, Nov. 5: Still processing current applications

The Texas Apartment Association learned late yesterday evening that the Texas Rent Relief Program administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) will stop accepting applications and requests for additional funding (recertifications) effective 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Note: TDHCA’s decision does not affect locally administered emergency rental assistance programs, which may still have available funds.  
 
The agency made the decision after determining that current applications still under review and applications expected to be filed before tomorrow’s deadline may exceed approximately $680 million in funds remaining in the nearly $2 billion in funds that the state has been allocated as part of the federal emergency rental assistance programs.  

In addition, the agency has posted more details and answers to some FAQs at the following site.
 
TAA is in close contact with TDHCA agency personnel, the Governor’s office and other stakeholders and will be providing additional information as it becomes available.  
 
The TRRP website and call center (1-833-989-7368 M-S 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) continue to be the best place to find out information about the program and the status of pending applications. Members who are experiencing problems or have questions not addressed on the website can also contact TAA staff at communications@taa.org.  

TDHCA has provided the following information:

To date, the total requests for assistance now exceed all Texas Rent Relief funds available, and we will continue to disburse about $680 million in assistance for applications currently under review. The tremendous response for this program demonstrates just how great the need is in Texas.

For Those Who Haven’t Started Applications
Submitting an application does not guarantee payment, and applicants who have not yet started an application in the system must do so prior to the deadline of Friday, Nov. 5, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Applicants who started an application prior to the deadline will have 21 days to complete it. The program will attempt to contact the applicant 3 times over the course of the 21 days, but if the applicant does not submit during this time period their application will be deemed inactive and they will no longer be able to submit an application.

For Those Who Previously Submitted Applications
Submitted applications currently being reviewed will continue to be processed until all program funds run out. With the funding left, we anticipate to continue to disburse assistance over the next three months to submitted applications already in the queue.

Future Funding
We are currently not accepting new applications or additional funding requests, but may do so in the future if more funds are made available.

If additional funding becomes available at a later date, submitted applications will remain on file and will be reviewed in the order they were received and according to application review priorities.

If you would like to be notified of possible future opportunities to apply to the Texas Rent Relief program, please sign up here.

Alternative Assistance Options
For alternative assistance options, visit the Help for Texans webpage or call 2-1-1 Texas for information on organizations that are helping Texans with emergency rent and utility assistance.