HOUSTON — The window to apply for BakerRipley’s Rental Assistance Program has been extended, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Friday.
The original deadline was set for Sept. 2, but Turner said funds are still available, and applications will be accepted until funds are expended.
Tenants are eligible for up to $2,112 in rental assistance. Turner said more than 30,000 tenants have applied, and 8,000 landlords have agreed not to evict tenants.
Turner said even if a tenant’s apartment complex has not signed up for the program, he encourages those in need of rental assistance to apply, as it is possible additional funding could be provided in the future.
The city said they have seen an overwhelming response from residents to the program, which launched in mid-August. There were fewer evictions in August in Houston than there were in February, Turner said.
Anyone can contribute to the BakerRipley for the rental assistance program. For more information, click here.