TERAP Rental Assistance Program

The City of Victoria has received $290,000 in Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) funds to assist eligible citizens behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funding will be provided to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of residents.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19.
  • Must fall below 80% of Victoria’s median family income (residents can visit www.victoriatx.gov/cdbg to view income limits).
  • Must not have received ANY COVID-19 aid for rental assistance through programs administered by the City of Victoria or any other Federal, State, or local agencies or organizations. The City administered the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program in 2021 and the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program in 2020.

For more information, contact the City of Victoria Development Services at 361-485-3360 or email community development planner Vanessa Cummins at vcummins@victoriatx.gov.

TERAP Application and Information

State of Texas Rental and Utility Assistance Program

City of Victoria's residents are encouraged to apply for the State funded program known as Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program.  This program is not administered or controlled by the City of Victoria.  

To Apply for this Program go to www.texasrentrelief.com or call 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368).