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BakerRipley

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

All BakerRipley Rental Assistance funds have been committed at this time.

Tenants that need assistance with past due rent are encouraged to apply. We will keep Tenant applications on file and notify applicants should additional rental assistance funds become available in the future.

Rental assistance applications submitted before December 29th requesting past due rent for September, October and/or November 2020 are being processed and tenants will be updated on their application status.

Harris County provided $30 million in funding, and the City of Houston provided $20 million, which was distributed to Participating Landlords on behalf of eligible tenants.

Tenants and Landlords can review FAQ for more information and guidance.

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COVID-19 Rental Assistance Programs for the City of Houston and Harris County residents will now be served through HoustonHarrisHelp.org.
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Are you a landlord?
COVID-19 Rental Assistance Programs for the City of Houston and Harris County residents will now be served through HoustonHarrisHelp.org.
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Our community continues to suffer great economic damage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people unable to cover basic necessities, including rent. This program will bring relief to those across our region who so desperately need it, allowing families to stay in their homes while addressing the collateral impact on property owners.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

COVID-19 has impacted many Houstonians who have faced undue financial hardship because of a loss of wages or income. I am proud that The City of Houston is stepping up by providing resources for immediate financial relief to renters.

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Working together to serve you

This program is a collaborative effort to stand with our neighbors in this difficult time.

BakerRipley, founded in 1907, brings resources, education, and connection to nearly 600,000 individuals in Greater Houston each year through holistic community-based programs that support socioeconomic mobility, health and wellness, and disaster recovery.

Connective (formerly Harvey Home Connect) is a disaster recovery and preparedness system. We provide coordinated recovery for communities in need, and do so through building human-centered intake and application processes, technology-enabled coordination tools, and streamlined data analysis.

Harris County provided $40 million for the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program.

The City of Houston provided $20 million for the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. This is in addition to $15 million in COVID-19 Rental Assistance that the City provided earlier this year.

Private Donors

Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grant jointly led by the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation donated $1 million to the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program.

Houston Endowment donated $2 million to the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program.