Emergency Rental
Assistance Program

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The City of McAllen was awarded funds from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to provide rental assistance to our community.  Our goal is housing security for renters who have been impacted by COVID-19.  Through two State-sponsored programs, the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP), McAllen tenants may be eligible for up to six months in rental assistance, including five-months of rental arrears with at least one current month.  Rental assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying households who have remitted completed applications.


NOTE: In order to limit exposure, all documents should be submitted electronically to cdbg@mcallen.net

General Requirements for CDBG Projects

  • - To request an application packet be mailed 

  • - To discuss/determine program eligibility 

  • - For general questions or additional information 


Applicant Checklist

Short summary of items necessary to complete the application process.




Tenant Application

This form must be completed in order to determine eligibility and capture demographic information




Household Income Certification

An Excel file to help calculate income for all adult members of the household




Income Self Certification

If eligible, this form can be used instead/in lieu of the Household Income Certification




Tenant Certification Form

If a household is under eviction proceedings, this form is required to be completed by the TENTANT (for use with the Texas Eviction Diversion Program)



Landlord Form and Certification

If a household is under eviction proceedings, this form is required to be completed by the LANDLORD (for use with the Texas Eviction Diversion Program)



Conflict of Interest Form

Identifies whether a reportable relationship between Applicant or Landlord and City Representatives exists