Launched in late 2009, the Housing Rental Assistance program provides these vulnerable households with transitional housing through rental subsidies, security and utility deposit assistance, and access to supportive services. The program serves Travis, Williamson, and Burnet counties.
The principal objectives of the Housing Rental Assistance program are to help program participants: 1) secure a permanent source of affordable housing on or before the expiration of their rental assistance; and 2) become more self-sufficient through targeted supportive services. Program participation is limited to no more than twenty-four (24) to thirty-six (36) months.
In order to be eligible for the Housing Rental Assistance program, households have to comply with the following requirements:
Rents charged by landlords are required to be reasonable, comparable to units within the service area, and cannot exceed HUD's published Fair Market Rents (FMR). In addition, rental units are inspected prior to occupancy and annually by a qualified HQS inspector, and are required to comply with Housing Quality Standards (HQS) established by HUD. The rental units also are required to comply with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act and the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992.
If you are interested in learning more about the Housing Rental Assistance program please feel free to contact us.
*Due to recent legislative changes, the Veterans Rental Assistance program is on hold and currently not accepting new residents. Please check back periodically for future announcements.