By David Brower, Community Development Analyst
UPDATE (2/4): The response to the rent assistance program has exceeded the available funds. Applications are no longer being accepted.
The City of College Station has limited federal funds available for another round of rental assistance for residents who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many families in our community have suffered financial hardships because of the pandemic — jobs have been lost, hours have been reduced, and folks have struggled to make ends meet. The program can provide up to six months of rent assistance, including past due rent.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has channeled the funds through the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program and Texas Eviction Diversion Program. The limited assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible College Station households that submit applications.
For more information — including eligibility requirements and application documents — visit cstx.gov/RentAssist.
David Brower has been a community development analyst for the City of College Station since he graduated from Texas A&M in 2008.