Short-Term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program


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Emergency Rental Assistance for COVID-19 Affected Households

Accepting Applications January 12th through 29th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE:  You are NOT eligible if you receive Public Housing or Section 8 Housing Assistance or have previously received ST-TBRA or currently receiving TBRA

Program Purpose

The primary purpose of the Federally funded HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Short-Term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (ST-TBRA) is to provide rental and security deposit assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship because of reduction or loss of income due to COVID-19.  Under the ST-TBRA program, the City can assist households with up to 100% of the payment for rent and security deposits.  This program does allow for the payment of back rent originally due on or after June 1, 2020.

Eligible Participants

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 be a City of Galveston resident
  • MUST have income at or below HUD-specified income limits
  • MUST not have more than $5,000 liquid assets

Applicant Selection Process

Applicants must complete a ST-TBRA Application form during the period of January 12th through January 29th. Complete Applications (with all documentation) will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Please download English or Spanish application form.

All applications must be submitted to our office no later than 4:30 pm on January 29, 2021.  Completed applications can be emailed to TBRAProgram@GalvestonTX.Gov.  


Incomplete application packets will be placed on hold until all required documentation is submitted.  Funds will not be held for incomplete applications.


Please call Grants & Housing Department at (409) 797-3820 for additional information.