City of Corpus Christi to Launch $8.9 Million Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Application Acceptance Begins on July 1, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Beginning July 1, 2021, the City of Corpus Christi is making $8.9 million available for rental assistance. Renters who are behind on their rent or utilities due to a COVID-19 related financial hardship can get help with overdue or upcoming payments.

Eligible tenants may receive assistance for rent payments, utility bills, internet service bills, and other expenses. Rental payments under the program are typically made to landlords, property owners, or management companies. However, rental payments may be made to tenants in certain circumstances. Payments covered by the program cannot exceed 15 months for each form of assistance.

To apply, applicants can call (361) 724-3085, visit, or visit the La Retama Central Library at 805 Comanche Street. Applications will be accepted at the La Retama Central Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hours on Saturdays are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program is provided through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which includes monies to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 pandemic economic impact is still being felt by many in our community. These funds will help residents continue their journey to financial recovery,” Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo said.

In addition to this funding, the City of Corpus Christi has supported financially impacted households by distributing Texas Emergency Rental Assistance (TERAP) funds, Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) resources, and employing the Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) program.  

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