Administered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Texas City Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The application is now closed to tenants for the Texas City Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Landlords may still apply. Any tenant applications that were completed and submitted by end of day Monday, January 31, 2022 are still on file and under review. You may continue to check the status of your application using your Texas City Participant Portal account.

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Program Overview

The application for tenants is now closed.

The City of Texas City provided another round of federal funds totaling $435,000 for rental assistance for Texas City residents who are directly impacted by COVID-19.  The funds are being distributed by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

The Texas City Emergency Rental Assistance Program was designed for renters who live within the City of Texas City limits.  Tenants had to demonstrate that they were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing housing instability, with a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

Both the tenant and landlord had to apply.  Eligible households could qualify for up to three months of assistance, including at least one month of past-due rent, not to exceed 120% of Fair Market Rates in Texas City/Galveston County.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Both tenant and landlord had to apply: Only landlords may continue to apply now.
  • For City of Texas City residents
  • Income at or below 80% of HUD Area Median Family Income
  • Must have experienced financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Must have proven risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability

What is Catholic Charities' role?

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is responsible for reviewing applications, verifying eligibility, and processing payment.

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Catholic Charities has proven expertise in emergency response during times of disaster such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ongoing mission is to help thousands of people in need year-round through our network of social service programs.

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Catholic Charities’ staff of social service providers is highly experienced in helping people in crisis. We will evaluate the eligibility of each applicant for the Texas City funds and make timely decisions to get funds to qualified families as quickly as possible.

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Catholic Charities is a nonprofit, United Way agency that serves people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Do you have questions?

Please call 409-762-2143.

Hours are 8am-4pm Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday.

Outside of these hours, you can leave a message with your name, phone number and e-mail address. Callers will be contacted in the order in which calls are received.

Or, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Check the status of your application: Go to the Texas City Participant Portal that you used to submit your application and use your profile log-in information to view your application.


For more information and resources relating to help that’s available during the pandemic, please refer to our Resources page.