Disaster Relief:

Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

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. Landlord enrollment and tenant applications are open!  

 

Do you have questions about applying for rental assistance?

Do you need other services to help you cope with the pandemic?

 

MAM can help with:

  • Applying for rental assistance by explaining eligibility requirements, scanning documents or providing other technology support, and providing in-language support

  • Sharing information about the CDC Moratorium Declaration that can provide protection against eviction for qualifying tenants

  • Connecting families to additional services: food, healthcare, job training, legal services, or other resources  

 

Application: 

How to contact us:

 

Phone: 281-982-HELP (281-982-4357)

Email: disasterhelp@mamhouston.org

Eligibility

Have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • unemployment,

  • reduction in work hours,

  • business closure,

  • or significant new costs.

Are experiencing housing instability or are at risk of homelessness,

  • who have past due rent or

  • past due utility bills (electricity, gas, or water) or

  • who have received an eviction notice 

Household income of less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)* before March 1, 2020

*AMI is for the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA in 2020 as defined by HUD and reported by City of Houston Housing and Community Development, retrieved from 

https://houstontx.gov/housing/flyers/Area-Median-Income-Chart-2020-Final-071420.pdf