City of Galveston now accepting rental assistance applications to alleviate COVID-19 hardships

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The City of Galveston announced it is set to begin accepting applications today for a rental assistance program to help those who have faced financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Aug. 19.

The city has federal funding 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.

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For qualifying residents, the program pays up to 100% on expenses related to rent, security deposits and utility bills.

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


2020 HUD HOME Income Limits

  • 1 Person: $44,150
  • 2 Persons: $50,450
  • 3 Persons: $56,750
  • 4 Persons: $63,050
  • 5 Persons: $68,100
  • 6 Persons: $73,150
  • 7 Persons: $78,200
  • 8 Persons: $83,250


Applicants must complete a ST-TBRA application during the period of Aug. 10 - 19.

An application can be downloaded at the City of Galveston website or by calling (409) 797-3820 to complete the application over the phone.

All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. Completed applications can also be emailed to TBRAprogram@galvestontx.gov. Applications will be placed in a lottery drawing and pulled on August 20. The applicants whose names are pulled will be contacted by city staff.
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