Administered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Texas City Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City of Texas City is providing $435,000 in federal funds for rental assistance for Texas City residents who are directly impacted by COVID-19. The funds will be distributed by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.


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Program Overview

The Texas City Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available for renters who live within the City of Texas City limits. Tenants must have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing housing instability, and have a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

Both the tenant and landlord must apply, using the online application available through Funds will be distributed in the order in which completed applications are submitted by both eligible tenants and their landlords, prioritized based on the highest level of need.

Eligible households may qualify for up to three months of assistance with past or future rent, not to exceed 120% of Fair Market Rates in Texas City/Galveston County.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Tenant and landlord must both apply
  • Must be City of Texas City resident
  • Have income at or below 80% of HUD Area Median Family Income
  • Must have experienced financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Must be at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability

How to Apply

Both tenant and landlord must submit an application to request assistance for the same property in which the tenant resides. Check to see if you’re eligible. Then, use the button below to apply. You will set up a profile first. Use that same log-in information later to check on the status of your application.


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.