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Texas opens its coronavirus rent relief application portal soon. Here’s how to get help.



Texas – The state is launching a new relief program to aid Texans who have struggled to pay their rent and utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic.

The program, run by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, will offer more than $1 billion to eligible residents through funding allocated to Texas in the latest federal stimulus package. The state will begin accepting applications for aid on Feb. 15.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant financial strain on many Texans, and the Texas Rent Relief Program will provide an incredible lifeline to households in need of assistance on their rent and utility payments,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a release.