Tarrant County to close rental assistance program, deadline April 30 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office officials are urging residents to apply for its housing assistance program before it ends on April 30.

The county says the closure comes to ensure there are enough funds for eligible applicants.

Residents living outside of Arlington and Fort Worth can still apply for the program until 5 p.m. April 30.

Applications submitted by the April 30 deadline will be processed in the order in which they are received and approved households will not need to reapply.

Since March 2021, the Tarrant County Emergency Rental Assistance Program has distributed $12.5 million in rent and utility assistance to tenants and their landlords in addition to the $17 million committed by the count.

The funding, provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan, provided just under 1,400 households with stable housing throughout the pandemic.

“The Tarrant County Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been critical in helping citizens in need recover financially from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Judge Glen Whitley said. “It has made a big difference, and where people may still need help, other county resources are available.”

Although the program is coming to an end, a new initiative known as the Rental Incentive Program launched on April 1 and received $750,000 in funding to continue helping those in need.

Candidates interested in the program can apply in person at the office or online.

For more information on the Rental Incentive Program, visit https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/housing-assistance-office.html.

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