The Cameron County Rent Relief Program provides money to pay for rent and/or utilities only. You may receive assistance faster if your landlord applies for you. If your landlord is willing to participate, please work with your landlord and apply by using the landlord packet submission portal.
If your application is found to be eligible, the Cameron County Rent Relief Program will first try to pay your landlord and/or utility provider. If your landlord and/or utility provider does not accept the payment, the Cameron County Rent Relief Program will try to contact your landlord and/or utility provider for 21 days to confirm that they do not want to be paid directly.
The Cameron County Rent Relief program will only pay you after contacting or trying to contact your landlord and/or utility provider. If you receive payment directly from the Cameron County Rent Relief Program, you must use it to pay your landlord and/or utility provider.
Renter households must have an income no more than 80 percent of area median income (AMI)
AND one or more members of the household must have either:
qualified for unemployment benefits,
attest in writing that due to or during the pandemic they:
experienced a reduction in income,
incurred significant costs, or
experienced other financial hardship.
AND one or more individuals within the household must demonstrate they:
are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice,
live in unsafe or unhealthy housing conditions.
For all applications received by Feb. 28, cdcb will first review and commit funds to applicants who meet one of the two priority groups below: Have incomes at or below 50% Area Median Income (Cameron County Emergency Rental Assistance Income Limits, OR Households where one or more household members are unemployed as of the date you apply for assistance, AND one or more household members (this can be the same household member) were unemployed for 90 days prior to the date you apply for assistance.