Nothin’ Goin’ on but the RENT

Nothin’ Goin’ on but the RENT

Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) is back!

Applications are open Wednesday, August 19 at 8am and will remain open through January 2021 or until funds are expended. Up to three months rent may be issued based on applicants’ median family income (see table below) and paid directly to the landlord.

Eligible applicants:

  • Have a current lease or contractually bound rental relationship and are not already a recipient of federal rental assistance programs
  • Have documentation showing COVID-19-related financial hardship (e.g., paystubs, unemployment notice, notice of rent due, etc.)
  • Have a valid email address
  • Live within Austin’s full-purpose city limits and make 80% or less of the Median Family Income (MFI) – see chart:


For more information, including eviction information and assistance, plus information for non-profits/community-based groups seeking grants to help their clients in need of this program:


Call: 512-488-1397 RENT Call Center 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday