Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)
Galveston City Residents ONLY
Accepting Applications through February 26, 2021
The TERAP provides rental assistance to income-eligible households economically impacted by COVID-19 to help them stay housed during the pandemic. TERAP is funded through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funds (CDBG-CV). The program can pay up to six-months of an eligible household’s rent, including rental arrears, with at least one of those months covering a month of future rent. The program can specifically provide rental assistance to tenants who have been sued for eviction, providing the landlord and tenant an alternative to eviction.
To apply for TERAP, applicants must meet the following:
- Live in Galveston City
- Document financial impact due to the loss of income or job or medical, quarantine, or school closure after March 1, 2020
- Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits of 80% (chart below)
- Cannot have any duplicated rental assistance
- Proof of tenancy
- Landlord must agree to participate
- Public Housing and Section 8 Voucher units are NOT ELIGIBLE
Other restrictions apply (see TERAP Program Overview Sheet below)
HOUSEHOLD INCOME LIMITS
Note: 60% income and under can apply with self-certification application below and 60% to 80% must provide full income documentation (contact G&H for additional information)
Applicant Selection Process
Applicants must fully complete the TERAP Application and Certification Forms and provide all required documentation during the application period of February 3rd through February 26th. Due to Limited Funding, all Applications received during this period will be placed in a Lottery Drawing for applicant review.
Submit full Applications and Documentation
Please save all of your application and documentation files with your name included before submitting them to the website. Go to this online website and login using the Username and Password. Click on Add Files. Then add your application and documentation files by selecting them from your saved documents and click on Open. This will list your files in the fileshare. Then Click on Start next to each of your listed files to save them. Please contact G&H if you need assistance.
Applications and documentation must be submitted by February 26th; website will be closed after that date.
TERAP Program Overview
Please download ENGLISH or SPANISH Tenant-Application & Forms.
Please call Grants & Housing Department at (409) 797-3820 or email TBRAProgram@galvestontx.gov for additional information.