Emergency Mortgage & Rental Asst. Programs

In response to COVID-19, Hidalgo County and several cities have had an influx of federal and state funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.  As such, the county and several cities have created several programs that provide rental, mortgage and utility assistance to county and city residents.  The following are the agencies, cities and their subrecipients who are offering rental and/or mortgage and utilities assistance for their constituents who were financially affected by COVID-19.   

URBAN COUNTY PROGRAM

Emergency Solutions Grant COVID-19 (ESG-CV) Program

Rental and Utility Assistance        

Objective:

The primary objective of the Emergency Service Grant – COVID-19 (ESG-19) Program is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus, among individuals and families who are: 1) about to become homeless, 2) homeless or 3) receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by the coronavirus.

Activities:

  1. Rapid-Rehousing:          Financial Rental Assistance; and 
  2. Homeless Prevention:    Financial Assistance for Relocation and Stabilization Services

Who is Eligible?

  • Hidalgo County Rental Households who are soon to be or are in the process of being evicted; and
  • At or below 50% of the Area Median Income (see below)

HUD HOUSEHOLD INCOME LIMITS (50% AMI)

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 People

7 People

8 People

20,650

23,600

26,550

29,450

31,850

34,200

36,550

38,900

 

How to Register?                                           1.  Go to the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency web-site to fill-out                                                                                                         an application at: https://hidalgocsa.org/covid-19-assistance/  ; or

                                                                       2.  Contact Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley at (956) 702-4088

Urban County Program Point of Contact:            Danny Coca ext. 2247

 

Emergency Services – Help for Colonia's Program (E-SCH)

Mortgage, Utility and Food Assistance

Objective:

The primary objective of the E-SHC Program is to assist Hidalgo County Colonia residents impacted by the public health and economic crisis resulting from the Coronavirus. 

Activities:

  • Provide Subsistence (Financial) Payment Assistance with up to three months of the following expenses:
    1. Mortgage expenses
    2. Utility expenses
    3. Assistance for Food and Other Needs

 Who is Eligible?

  • Hidalgo County Colonia residents whose income has been significantly reduced as a result of COVID-19; and
  • At or below 80% of the Area Median Income (see below)

HUD HOUSEHOLD INCOME LIMITS (80% AMI)

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 People

7 People

8 People

33,000

37,700

42,400

47,100

50,900

54,650

58,450

62,200

 

How to Register?                                              Go to the Proyecto Azteca web-site to fill-out an application at:

Web Site Address:                                            https://www.proyectoazteca.org/

Urban County Program Point of Contact:         Rodrigo Guzman ext. 2242

                                    

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

Phone Number:                       956-388-8206 

CITY OF MCALLEN

Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance

Subrecipient:                           Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. (AHSTI)

Website:                                  https://www.ahsti.org/

Phone Number:                       956-687-6263

CITY OF MISSION

Rental, Mortgage and Utilities Assistance

Phone Number:                       956-580-86