August 13, 2022 8:03 am

Posted: 25.8.2021 8:06

Rent and Utility Assistance Available in Select Texas Counties

This is a public service message from Entergy Texas at 1-800-368-3749.

You may qualify for help from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program assists households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to COVID-19.

Duration: Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance, plus an additional three months if extra months are needed to ensure housing stability and if funds are available.
Eligibility: An eligible household is defined as a renter householder in which at least one or more individuals:
Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;
Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;
And has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.
To find out if you might qualify and what is needed to apply, contact one of the agencies below or apply directly on one of their websites:
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs
Community Assistance Center