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Rental assistance (by DeeTexas [TX]) Feb 20, 2021 1:33 PM
       Rental assistance (by Deanna [TX]) Feb 20, 2021 4:45 PM

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Rental assistance (by DeeTexas [TX]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 1:33 PM

In Texas

I received a text from a tenant wanting me to fill out an application for her to receive rental assistance.

Searching for an answer it shows it’s for rental and utility assistance?

If I fill this out and the tenant received assistance do they receive a lump sum to spend where and what they want or does the “state-government” then pay me and the utilities?

BTW this tenant is on all types of assistance and the help she receives has never been impacted by Covid or anything else.

(Side note: I do NOT take Section 8)

Rental assistance (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 4:45 PM

If you look at the form that she wants you to fill out, you'll have the name of the program. And she probably has a caseworker/program administrator contact that she should be able to give you, who can explain how things work, what the duration is, whether they have any obligations in addition to your own lease, whether it's direct or indirect financial assistance, whether you need to submit your entity information so that they can mail you a paper for tax purposes, and things like that.

I've worked with a few independent rental assistance programs in the past-- through the workplace, or a state-run regional program that helps people get control of their lives. Everyone's different, but being able to talk to the people behind the program helps reassure me as to what we're all agreeing/committing to.

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