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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Rental assistance applications due by July 30

The City of Galveston is accepting applications for rental assistance to households who have experienced financial losses due to COVID-19.

Under the ST-TBRA program, the City can assist households with up to 100% of the rent payment. The program will allow up to 3-months of assistance. 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 and have a current Lease Agreement in place
  • Must meet a $1,000 minimum for rental assistance
  • Must not have more than $5,000 liquid assets
  • Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits


2021 HUD HOME Income Limits


     1 Person         $44,350

     2 Persons        $50,700

     3 Persons        $57,050

     4 Persons        $63,350

     5 Persons        $68,450

     6 Persons        $73,500

     7 Persons        $78,600

     8 Persons        $83,650


Other restrictions do apply (see application) 

  • You are NOT eligible if you receive Public Housing or Section 8 Housing Assistance or have previously received ST-TBRA or are currently receiving TBRA 


Applicant Selection Process

Applicants must complete a ST-TBRA Application and submit with the required documentation through July 30, 2021.  Applications are available at the website or contact information listed below.  Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Program ends on September 30, 2021.

Completed applications and ALL supporting documentation will be emailed to  


For additional information, please call G&H at (409) 797-3820 or email to or visit the City G&H website at

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