Emergency rental assistance applications continue

Published on May 05, 2021

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The City of Fort Worth and its partner agencies will begin accepting applications for emergency rental assistance. Residents can apply for help with rent, past due rent, utilities, past due utility payments and other housing expenses resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

The goal of the program is keeping families in their homes. Renters may be eligible for help if they’ve qualified for unemployment, experienced a reduction in household income or other financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

Generally, rental assistance is available in three-month increments. Household income must be recertified every three months to continue receiving assistance, but can last up to 12 months plus an additional three months, if necessary, to ensure housing stability.

Landlords and owners may apply on behalf of renters who meet the eligibility requirements, so long as the tenant cosigns the application. Payments are made directly to landlords and/or utility providers.

Applications are available online. The Neighborly Software is easy to use and allows you to save work as they go. Use Google Chrome, a free web browser, from a computer or laptop for the best results. Documentation can be uploaded as a pdf, jpeg or photo.

If you do not have internet at home, check city libraries, community centers and other public buildings for free Wi-Fi connection. If you need help with the application, contact one of the partner agencies below:


City of Fort Worth


Email questions, or call 817-392-7540

Fort Worth Housing Solutions



Housing Channel



Salvation Army

Questions: 817-344-1832

Samaritan House


Email questions



View more detailed information about eligibility and a checklist of what you’ll need to apply. 



Photo: The goal of the emergency rental assistance program is keeping families in their homes.



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