The Texas Rent Relief program, which began rolling out in March has had nearly 72,000 applicants according to recent reporting. However, in one month’s time, it has only successfully given relief to 250 people. This is a rate that, while early, is unacceptable. Given the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to no longer extend its emergency order of a statewide moratorium and chose to interpret the federal CDC moratorium is for landlords to mitigate, the TRR program has been endangered.
At the going rate, the State of Texas will fall far short of its target to get relief to households who need it most and help them pay the rent they owe. This poor start out of the gate for TRR shows that the program requires immediate adjustments in order to be successful. Texas Housers has drafted a brief outline on what Texas leadership can do to help renters across our state remain housed and cure their economic woes.
You can read WHAT’S WRONG WITH TEXAS’ RENT RELIEF PROGRAM AND HOW TO FIX IT here.