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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Applications open for short-term rental assistance program

Galveston, TX – January 14, 2021 – The City of Galveston is accepting applications for a rental assistance program to help those who have faced financial hardship caused by the pandemic. The City will accept applications until Friday, January 29 at 4:30 p.m.

The City has federal funding available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for low-to-moderate income individuals and families in the form of three months rental assistance. For qualifying residents, the program pays up to 100 percent on expenses related to rent and security deposits. Eligibility is based on household income, with the qualifying income limits included below. 

Information about the program:

Rental Assistance & Security Deposit

The City of Galveston has funding available to provide three (3) months of rental and security deposit 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 and security deposits. Landlord must agree to participate. This program does allow for the payment of back rent 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 live in Galveston City 
  • Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits
  • Must meet a $1000 minimum for rent assistance
  • Must not have more than $5,000 liquid assets

 HUD HOME Income Limits

 

1

Person

2 Persons

3 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

6 Persons

7 Persons

8 Persons

80%

$44,150

$50,450

$56,750

$63,050

$68,100

$73,150

$78,200

$83,250

  • Other restrictions do apply

Applicant Selection Process

Applicants must complete a ST-TBRA Application. Interested applicants may:

All applications must be submitted to our office no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 29, 2021.  Completed applications can be emailed to TBRAprogram@galvestontx.gov.    

Please call G&H at (409) 797-3820 or visit the City’s website at https://www.galvestontx.gov/1105/Short-Term-Tenant-Based-Rental-Assistanc for additional information.


 

 

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