COVID-19 RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

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Urban County Program

 

 

COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE

The Hidalgo County Urban County Program (UCP) was awarded $1,696,154 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to provide rental assistance to tenants within UCP’s jurisdiction who were economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic stay in their apartments/homes, by providing up to six months of rental assistance. 

GUIDELINES 

  • Applicants must have a household income below 80% of the area median income as set by HUD and meet other eligibility criteria
  • Monthly Rent must be at or below 150% the area Fair Market Rent
  • Up to 6 consecutive months of rental assistance can be provided which includes rental arrears and one month of future rent
  • Requires both Tenant and Landlord participation
  • Applications for assistance will be are processed on a first come, first served basis

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM? 

INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS ON HOW TO APPLY

                                     ENGLISH                                                                                         SPANISH

OTHER RENTAL PROGRAMS 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY

Rental and Utility Assistance

Subrecipient:                          Community Service Agency

Web Site for applications:       https://hidalgocsa.org/covid-19-assistance/

Phone Number:                       956-383-6240

CITY OF EDINBURG

Rental Assistance

Website:                       https://cityofedinburg.com/departments/community_development_grant_management/cdbg-cv_emergency_rental_assistance.php


CITY OF MCALLEN

Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance

Website:                                 https://mcallen.net/departments/grants/cdbg/rentalassistance


CITY OF MISSION

Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance

Website:                     https://missiontexas.us/city-departments/community-development/texas-emergency-rental-assistance-program-terap/

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

Hidalgo County, in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and Proyecto Azteca, is pleased to offer a one-time emergency assistance through the Emergency Assistance – Self-Help Center (E-SHC) Program for Hidalgo County colonia residents whose income has been significantly reduced as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions.   

Who is Eligible? 

  • E-SHC funds are available to assist low-income colonia households whose income has been significantly reduced as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions.  
  • Households eligible to receive E-SHC assistance must meet all of the following requirements as certified by the head of household during the application process:
    1. Residence in an eligible colonia community (see link below for list of colonias);

https://www.hidalgocounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/3559/Colonia-List-Hidalgo-County?bidId=

  1. Total family income for the next 12 months equal to or less than HUD’s Very Low-Income threshold: https://huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il19/Section8-IncomeLimits-FY19.pdf; and
  2. Income significantly reduced as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. 

What Can I Request? 

  • Assistance with up to three months of the following expenses:
    1. Mortgage expenses
    2. Utility expenses
    3. Assistance for Food and Other Needs
  • Maximum of $2,000 in grant funds per residential unit
  • Funds will be provided directly to service providers (mortgage lenders, utility services, etc). 

How to Apply? 

Proyecto Azteca will accept applications from colonia residents who download and complete application at:

        Proyecto Azteca

        P.O. Box 27

        San Juan, TX 78589 

  • For application assistance or questions, call (956) 702-3307.