Short-Term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program

ATTENTION!

APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED FROM THE FIRST ROUND (8/10/20 - 8/19/20) OF THE SHORT-TERM TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE (ST-TBRA) PROGRAM.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR ST-TBRA PROGRAM UNTIL NOVEMBER 13TH.

THE FIRST 100 COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PROCESSING.  IF YOUR APPLICATION IS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, CITY STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU TO PROCEED IN THE PROCESS.

PLEASE NOTE:  You are NOT eligible if you receive Public Housing or Section 8 Housing Assistance.

Program Purpose

The primary purpose of the Federally funded HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Short-Term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (ST-TBRA) is to provide rental, security deposit and utility assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship because of reduction or loss of income due to COVID-19.  Under the ST-TBRA program, the City can assist households with up to 100% of the payment for rent, security deposits and utility bills.  This program does allow for the payment of back rent and utilities originally due on or after June 1, 2020.

Eligible Participants

To receive ST-TBRA funds applicant:

  • MUST be able to document financial impact due to the loss of income or job after March 13, 2020
  • MUST be a legal resident/citizen of the United States
  • MUST be a City of Galveston resident
  • MUST have income at or below HUD-specified income limits
  • MUST meet a $1,000 minimum for rent and utilities

Applicant Selection Process

Applicants must complete a ST-TBRA Application form during the period of November 9th  through November 13th.  

All applications must be submitted to our office no later than 4:30 pm on November 13, 2020.  Completed applications can be emailed to TBRAProgram@GalvestonTX.Gov.  


Please call Grants & Housing Department at (409) 797-3820 for additional information.